§ LORD CLAUD HAMILTON
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, How many out-door officers of Customs have been promoted to the rank of examining officer from the competitive lists, and how many from the acting list, since 1st September 1883?
§ MR. COURTNEY
Since September, 1883, 42 vacancies of examining officers have been filled from the competition lists and 16 by selection. The difference between these numbers is due to the necessity of redressing a previous inequality in the opposite direction.