§ MR. TREEBY
said, he wished to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether Her Majesty's Treasury have decided upon a revised classification for the London and Outport Clerks of Customs; and, if so, whether any, and what, steps have been taken for the ameliorations of the condition of the lower class of Her Majesty's Collectors of Customs at the Outports?
§ MR. CHILDERS
Sir, I have already stated to the House that a revised classification for the Port of London has been 421 adopted by the Treasury. It is now completed in every respect except as to the numbers of one of the classes in two or three of the departments. I also stated a few days ago that the scale for the outports was under consideration, and this is nearly completed. The salaries of the collectors at some of the minor ports would naturally be considered with the salaries of the clerks, and the Treasury Minute on the subject will deal with both, though I can say nothing at present as to any increase in the rate.