§ MR. TREVELYAN
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, If he can state to the House whether the salaries of the clerks in the Custom House Department have been materially increased of late years; and, if so, whether he could furnish the House with any information bearing on the subject?
§ MR. BAXTER
Sir, the salaries of the clerks in the Custom House Department have been materially increased of late years. I find that since 1858 the average increase in 17 principal ports immediately below London and Liverpool is no less than 44½ per cent, and in six ports—namely, Plymouth, Grimsby, Cardiff, Belfast, Cork, and Glasgow, the salaries have been raised more than 50 per cent. I shall be glad to lay before the House, in the shape of a Return, any other information on the subject which my hon. Friend wishes to obtain.