§ Mr. Jagger
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware of the complaints of excessive movements from place to place of tax office officials, especially inspectors; and what steps he is taking to deal with them?2170W
§ Lieut.-Colonel Colville
I am not aware of any complaints of excessive movements from place to place of His Majesty's Inspectors of Taxes. As regards members of the Departmental Clerical Class employed in Tax Offices, I am informed that an exceptional number of transfers has recently become necessary in order to accommodate an unusually large number of new recruits to that class, and that in a few cases appeals have been lodged by or on behalf of officers who have received notice of transfer. So far as is consistent with the needs of the Service consideration is given to individual preferences in arranging transfers and there are facilities for the discussion of individual cases with representatives of the Staff Association. In these circumstances I do not think that further machinery to deal with complaints is necessay.