HC Deb 11 November 1966 vol 735 cc369-70W
Mr. Bruce-Gardyne

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give details in the OFFICIAL REPORT of the nature of employment for which 4,035 non-industrial civil servants were recruited into the Inland Revenue between 1st October, 1964 and 1st July, 1966, the employments from which they were recruited, and a breakdown of additional costs by branch of service.

Mr. MacDermot

The increase in staff is attributable to the cut in hours effective from 1st October, 1964 and 1st October, 1965 following an award by the Civil Service Arbitration Tribunal, to seasonal work, to growth in existing work and to work on capital gains tax and corporation tax. The net salary cost of the changes in staff in post in the period is of the order of £2¼ million, almost all of which is attributable to the Chief Inspector of Taxes Branch. Information about the previous employments of recruits in the period is not available but a substantial proportion were school-leavers.