§ MR. BAUMANN
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, If it is true, as stated by The Standard and Globe newspapers of January 8th, that extensive reductions are to be made in the scales of pay given to Customs Officers; and, if so, whether care will be taken in applying the new scales to inflict no injury on the prospects of promotion of the officers now on the establishment who entired the service under entirely different conditions, but to confine their effect to those who may choose to enter the service hereafter?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Sir WILLIAM HARCOURT)
, in reply, said, that certain changes were being made in the Customs Department. No one would have his salary reduced in consequence; but he would not give any pledge that some modifications might not be made.