§ MR. BRADLAUGH
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether the agreement which, on the 24th April, 1890, had been practically arrived at between the Commissioner of Customs and the Treasury as regards the future status and rates of pay of the men engaged on statistical abstracting in the Customs Department, has yet been put into formal shape; and, if not, whether he can state the cause of the delay?
§ MR. JACKSON
Some difficulties of detail occurred in giving effect to the re-arrangement of the Statistical Abstracting 755 Department of the Customs, to which the hon. Member refers. These difficulties have now been solved, and we shall at once inform the Customs of our decision in the matter.