§ MR. RITCHIE
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, with reference to his statement that no further delay need occur in the issue of the re-organization scheme for the Customs Department after the reports that had been called for from that Department had been received, Whether such reports have now been received by the Treasury; and, if so, when the scheme will be issued?
§ SIR HENRY SELWIN-IBBETSON
, in reply, said, that different branches of the Customs Department had been dealt with separately in Reports from the Customs to the Treasury. These separate Reports required, each of them, very careful consideration, and the last of them was only received on the 7th of April. Three of the most important of the schemes proposed had been considered and approved generally, and no delay would take place in the consideration of the others. The moment all were considered no time would be lost in bringing- the re-organization scheme into operation.