§ MR. TOLLEMACHE
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether the reorganization of the Clerical Branch of the Customs at Liverpool is yet completed by the Treasury; if so, whether it is on the same basis as that recently granted to the London Customs clerks; and also, will it, like London, take effect from April 1879, in accordance with the promise of the Financial Secretary stated in the House on 19th June 1879?
§ SIR HENRY SELWIN-IBBETSON
, in reply, said, that the Treasury, in September last, sent to the Board of Customs a complete scheme affecting the 453 out-door Customs service at Liverpool; but several objections were taken to it, and the se objections were now being considered. It would not be "on the same basis as that recently granted to the London Customs clerks;" but he could say that, whatever the completed scheme might be, it would, as in London, take effect from April 1879, in accordance with the promise made on behalf of the Treasury in June of last year.