§ MR. PIM
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, When the new classification for the Customs' Clerks at Dublin will be issued, taking into consideration the fact that the Port of Dublin was in- 1025 spected by Commissioners appointed for that purpose in September last; and, whether the new scale of salaries will be made retrospective, as in the case of the London Customs Clerks; and, if so, whether the arrears of pay accruing since the 1st of April 1869, will be paid immediately, according to the precedent established in the case of the warehousing department in London, where the classifications have not yet been arranged?
§ MR. BAXTER
Sir, although the Commissioners visited Dublin last autumn, the Board of Customs has not yet reported to the Treasury the result of their inquiry, because the scheme for the out-door department at the port of London has not been finally and officially approved. As soon as that approval has been signified, which I expect will be in the course of a very few days, the case of the out-ports will be considered. In these circumstances, of course, no decision has yet been arrived at regarding the points raised in the second part of my hon. Friend's Question.