§ Mr. Donald Williams
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give a schedule of the salaries paid to the various grades of inspectors in the service of the Inland Revenue; what study has been made of the adequacy of such salaries in relation to those paid in industry for highly skilled people; and what is the percentage of such inspectors between the ages of 30 years and 40 years who left the service in the year ended 31st December, 1968.
§ Mr. Harold Lever
The salaries of the various grades of Inspector of Taxes are:
£ Chief Inspector 6,300* Deputy Chief Inspector 5,240* Senior Principal Inspector 4,905* Principal Inspector 4,400–4,950 Senior Inspector 3,111–4,000 Inspector (Higher Grade) 2,220–2,979 Inspector 1,010–2,100† * Subject to review in 1969. † Special increases of up to £300 per annum are payable through scale maximum on successful completion of certain courses of training.
These salaries reflect the level of inspectors' qualifications and responsibilities in relation to the corresponding classes where pay is determined through fair comparisons with outside rates for similar work.
In the year ended 31st December, 1968, the percentages of those who left the service between the ages of 30 and 40 years was: grades above inspector (higher grade) nil, inspector (higher grade) 0.7 per cent. and inspector 1.7 per cent.