§ Mr. HANNON
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury (1) whether it is proposed to dismiss that portion of the staff of the Land Valuation Office which shall become redundant as a result of the repeal of Section 4 of the Finance (1909–10) Act, 1910, or whether it is proposed gradually to absorb such officers into other Departments;
(2) the numbers of temporary and technical staff employed in the Land Valuation Office and the amount of the provision of £69,000 provided for this 644W office in the 1923–24 Estimates which will be spent in the quarter ended 30th June;
(3) the terms of employment of the 113 first-class valuers, the 115 second-class valuers, and the 133 third-class valuers shown in this year's Estimates for Revenue Departments as employed in the Land Valuation Office; and the number of such valuers likely to be affected by the repeal of Section 4 of the Finance (1909–10) Act, 1910?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
First-class, second-class, and third-class valuers in the Valuation Office of the Inland Revenue Department are established civil servants, and the appointments are subject to the conditions applicable to civil servants generally. The temporary technical and clerical staff employed in the Valuation Office numbers 402, and the remuneration paid to this staff for the quarter ended the 30th June, 1923, was, approximately, £16,500. As regards the remaining questions, I would refer my hon. Friend to the statements made by the Prime Minister and myself in the Debate last Tuesday.