HC Deb 27 November 1916 vol 88 c37W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the total number of persons at present on the staff of the Land Valuation Office; how many of these are on the permanent professional staff and the temporary professional staff, respectively; how many on the permanent clerical staff and the temporary clerical staff, respectively; how many are members of the Surveyors' Institution or of some other professional body, stating the numbers separately; how many members of the staff are at present serving in His Majesty's Forces; and how many have been released from military service but have not received the benefit of the Treasury Regulations?


The authorised permanent establishment of the Inland Revenue Valuation Office consists of 457 technical and 123 clerical officers. There are at present ninety temporary valuers employed on a monthly engagement as substitutes for permanent technical officers now on naval or military service, and there are about 600 persons employed in a clerical capacity—likewise on a monthly or even shorter engagement—of whom about 360 are women. There are at present serving with, or about to join, His Majesty's Forces and in receipt of civil pay about 170 members of the permanent staff of the Valuation Office and 887 members of the temporary (monthly) staff. There have been three resignations of members of the permanent staff. As regards the membership of the Surveyors' Institution and similar professional bodies, I am making inquiry and hope to communicate the result shortly to my hon. Friend.