§ Sir H. NIELD
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what definite steps have been taken towards providing other Civil Service employment for the temporary valuers of the Valuation Office of the Inland Revenue; and what has actually been done on the basis of substitution by the Substitution Committee of the Inland Revenue and the Joint Substitution Board of the Ministry of Labour, bearing in mind that over five weeks of the two months' notice to terminate their engagement have already expired?
Applications for appointment to established tax clerkships have been received from three temporary valuers, and of these two have been offered appointments, while the case of the third is under investigation. Seven vacancies for collectors of taxes have arisen, and temporary valuers are being considered for these posts. The Board of Inland Revenue would also be prepared to consider temporary valuers for58W temporary clerical appointments, should any of those officers so desire. The Joint Substitution Board is endeavouring to obtain employment in other Government Departments for the redundant ex-service valuers, and a definite offer of appointments is being made to one of them. The qualifications of the remainder have been submitted to various Government Departments. It will, however, be understood that the number of temporary posts above graded clerkships in Government Departments for which the qualifications of the officers in question fit them, is extremely limited.