§ MR. J. B. YORKE (for Mr. WAIT)
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, 798 Whether his attention has been directed to the different position as respects payment in which the out-door Officers of Customs at the out ports are placed, in comparison with the same Officers at London and Liverpool; whether the qualification test is the same; whether the duties and responsibilities are identical; and, whether he can hold out any prospect that the present inequality will be redressed?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER,
in reply, said, the question had been on several occasions under the consideration of the Treasury. The duties of these officers in the two places were generally similar in kind; but in London there was a larger area, and the officer was put to greater expense in consequence of the higher rates, and the distance he had to travel. He could not, therefore, hold out any prospect of an alteration being made.