HC Deb 09 April 1877 vol 233 cc766-7

asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether it is proposed to apply the scheme of the Right honourable Gentleman the Member for Edinburgh University, commonly called "the Playfair Scheme," to the Customs London Establisment; or, if not, whether Her Majesty's Government have any other scheme in contemplation?


in reply, said, that the views of the Government on the immediate application of "the Playfair scheme" had been set forth in an Order in Council of the 12th of February, 1876. The outdoor establishment of the Customs had been already dealt with, and the other branches of that Department would be revised, in common with other branches of the Civil Service, according to the lines laid down in the right hon. Gentleman's Report and the Order in Council. The detailed application of the Report could not be promised unconditionally, as it might be subject to considerations of expenses and the varying circumstances of particular Offices.