HC Deb 05 March 1885 vol 295 cc123-4

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, How it is that no promotion has been made in Liverpool, during the past fifteen months, from the ranks of the Acting Examining Officers, to the situation of Examining Officer of Customs; and, whether there is a Treasury Minute in force providing that promotions to the higher rank should be equally divided between the Acting Examining Officers and candidates by competition?


Three outdoor officers at Liverpool, approved to act as examining officers, have been promoted to be examining officers during the last 15 months, two by competition and one by selection. The rule is that vacancies in this rank are to be filled up from the grades of assistant examining officer, principal coast officer, outdoor officer, and boatman, equally by selection and by competition, and this rule is duly observed.