§ SIR EDWARD CLARKE (Plymouth)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether the Treasury Minute, dated 26th April, 1866, is still in force; whether he is aware that the Board of Customs have refused to permit the Clerks of the Second Class in the Customs Departments in the Outports to forward to the Lords of the Treasury, according to the terms of that Minute, a Memorial which was submitted to the Board of Customs on the 6th January, 1893; and whether he will be prepared to submit such Memorial to the Lords of the Treasury for consideration, and to protect the memorializes in the exercise of their rights secured to them by such Treasury Minute?
§ SIR J. T. HIBBERT
The Minute is still in force, and I am in a position to inform my hon. and learned Friend that the Board of Customs have now given permission to the clerks in question to forward their Memorial direct to the Treasury.