§ Mr. Hollis
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, in view of the transfer under the Local Government Act, 1948, of the duty of valuation for rating to the Board of Inland Revenue and the fact that this duty must be performed by valuation officers, who will be largely recruited by former officers of local authorities, the great majority of whom are members of the Incorporated Association of Rating and Valuation Officers, the Board of Inland Revenue will give permanent recognition to that association.
§ Mr. Glenvil Hall
As I explained in the reply I gave on 25th January to the hon. and gallant Member for Middleton and Prestwich (Major Gates) the Association has been given certain assurances, which are considered reasonable and sufficient. I am afraid that it is undesirable that permanent recognition should be given to the Association's examinations.