§ MR. WHITLEY (Liverpool, Everton)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury if the Treasury will consider the desirability of applying to the eight second-class clerks of the old establishment in the Customs at Liverpool the provisions of the recent Treasury Order, by which a large number of the redundant clerks in the Customs in London are placed on the Upper Division, with antecedent rights as regards pay and priority of position, from the dates of the vacancies to which they are now held to have been respectively entitled, the cases of the clerks in both places being similar, their condition since the year 1880 being governed equally by the provisions of the Treasury Order of August in that year, the periods of service being longer and the official disadvantages greater in the case of the Liverpool clerks?
§ MR. JACKSON
I think the question of the hon. Member is based upon a misconception, as the cases of the clerks in Liverpool and London are not similar, the London clerks being governed by the Treasury Order of August, 1880, whereas the Liverpool clerks are subject to the conditions of a later Treasury Letter, which does not extend to them all the London conditions.