§ MR. MACDONALD
On behalf of the hon. Member for North West Ham, I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether it is contemplated to balance the increased expenditure entailed by the recent creation of superior appointments in the Customs Statistical Department, by delegating a portion of the keeping of Customs warehousing accounts to outdoor officers, and the checking thereof to second-class examining officers; and whether such contemplated change would amount to a nullifying of those provisions of Treasury Minute, 24th March, 1891, that deal with the prospect of second-class examining officers and outdoor officers?
§ SIR J. T. HIBBERT
No such change as is suggested is or has been in contemplation by the Board of Customs.