§ Mr. LAWSON
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that clerks from other Departments are working overtime in the Revenue Department on work in connection with Income Tax to the extent of £3 to £4 a week; and whether, having regard to the number of ex-service men clerks discharged in recent years from the Civil Service, he will arrange that some of these men should be employed in preference to giving overtime to men in full employment?
§ Major ELLIOT
No clerks from other Departments are employed by the Inland Revenue on overtime. As regards the second part of the question, additional temporary staff is employed where practicable. The technical nature of the work, however, precludes the employment to any large extent of untrained staff, and it is therefore necessary to call upon the existing staff to work overtime.