HC Deb 06 March 1895 vol 31 c524
MR. H. C. F. LUTTRELL (Devon, Tavistock)

desired to move:— That, in the opinion of this House, it is expedient that the appointments of boatmen in Customs, to which nominations are now made by the Treasury on the recommendation of Members of Parliament and others, should, in future, be made by the Board of Customs, subject to rules and regulations to be laid down from time to time by the Board of Customs.

MR. F. G. BANBURY (Camberwell, Peckham)



appealed to the hon. Member to withdraw his objection, pointing out that the House gave an unanimous opinion the other day in favour of the abolition of Party patronage in the case of Post Office appointments, and this Resolution only sought to abolish in the case of the appointment of boatmen in Customs.


said, it would probably be quite right to do what the Resolution suggested, but he thought it ought to be brought on at a time when it could be discussed.

Motion postponed.

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