§ MR. FRY
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether the reorganisation of the Clerical Department of the Customs at the out-ports will include the institution of clerkships of the lower division; and, if not, whether writers who have been recommended for promotion under the 12th Clause of the Order in Council of 12th February 1876 will receive promotion to clerkships of any special class which may be created?
§ SIR HENRY SELWIN-IBBETSON
Sir, it is not certain whether clerkships of the lower division will be instituted in the Clerical Department of the Customs at the outports. If a special class is created instead, writers recommended for promotion under Clause 12 of the Order in Council of February 12, 1876, will have their claims considered in the same way as if there had been lower division clerkships.