Recruitment of staff for the Land Commission is proceeding satisfactorily. About 1,800 will be in post by 6th April and this number will be sufficient for the work to be done at that time. Professional work will be undertaken on behalf of the Commission by the Valuation Office of the Inland Revenue.
No, I do not think that it would be better to deal with it in the Department. The whole purpose of this part of the operation has been to use the office which is already experienced in and equipped to do this work. I am sure that on reflection the hon. Member would be the first to criticise us if we duplicated it.