§ MR. JOHN KELLY (Camberwell, N.)
asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether a petition had recently been received by the Treasury for the writers in the Liverpool Customs asking for the application in their case of the special 602 rate of 1s. per hour instead of 10d., the present rate; whether this concession was recommended by the Liverpool Custom House Authorities; whether the petition had been refused; whether, since it was presented, steps had been taken to withdraw the writers from the more important seats at Liverpool, and in one case a writer of 16 years' service had been superseded by a clerk with 10 years' less service; and whether the Treasury would re-consider the claims advanced in the cases of all the applicants of long and approved service?
§ *THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. J. L. JACKSON,) Leeds, N.
The matter is under consideration, but I prefer not to enter into details.