HC Deb 01 April 1925 vol 182 cc1337-8W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer in what circumstances the taxes clerical promotions board of the Inland Revenue Department were unable to provide appeals machinery in the cases of Messrs. Mole, Padgen and Ayers; and why it was that Mr. G. W. Gordin, who was mainly responsible for these officers being passed over for promotion, was retained on the appeal board for these particular cases in spite of the strong protest of both the appellants and the Association of Officers of Taxes?


I do not accept the statement contained in the first part of this question. There is an appeal panel, of which the officer named is a member, not only for these particular cases, but for all which fall within the same class. I see no ground for objecting to the constitution of the panel because in a particular case one of its four members is conversant with the applicant's work.