§ MR. CROMBIE (Kincardineshire)
I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in consequence of the inquiry made into the subject of Customs officers' salaries, in the Report on the same in the Treasury Minute of 24th March, 1891, the Customs officers are now placed at a greater advantage than the officers of Excise; and, if so, whether a similar inquiry will be made in the case of the latter?
§ SIR W. HARCOURT
On this subject, I must refer to an answer given by my Predecessor in Office on February 26, 1892. I am not of opinion that the Excise officers are placed at a disadvantage as compared with the Customs officers. In the last three years the case of the Excise officers has been carefully considered, and their salaries largely increased.