HC Deb 01 April 1914 vol 60 c1189W

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether the Board of Inland Revenue have refused to recognise for appointments or promotion in the Valuation Department of the Inland Revenue fellows of the Faculty of Surveyors of Scotland, while at the same time recognising for such appointments fellows of the corresponding faculty in England; and, if so, will he say what is the basis for this differential treatment?


The examinations leading to fellowship of the Faculty of Surveyors in Scotland differ from those of the English institution in that no one of them is specially directed to testing efficiency in the particular work of land valuation mainly required in the Valuation Department under the Board of Inland Revenue. For this reason the passing of these examinations as at present designed cannot be placed on the same footing as a preliminary qualification for appointment to established posts in that Department.