HC Deb 07 March 1882 vol 267 c378

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Whether Customs clerks transferred to the warehouses under the assimilation scheme will be continued as clerks, and have a separate classification, or if it is intended to amalgamate them with the surveyors, examining officers, and gaugers; and, whether such amalgamation will not grievously injure the promotion and prospects of said surveyors, examining officers, and gaugers?


The transfer to the Outdoor Department of the clerical duties connected with the warehousing of bonded goods will cause a considerable addition to the outdoor establishment. The new situations will be offered to as many of the displaced clerks as are judged eligible for them. They will not be placed upon a separate classification, but will be amalgamated with the existing surveyors, examiners, and gaugers, although some may be employed on clerical duties only. If the whole of the new offices be not thus filled up, members of the outdoor service will be selected to fill the remainder in accordance with the usual rules. It is not expected that the promotion and prospects of the existing outdoor staff will be injured; but every care will be taken to prevent their being so.