§ MR. HARRY SAMUEL (Tower Hamlets, Limehouse)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, why the result of the examination of assistant Customs officers, which took place on the 28th and 29th February last, has not yet been made known?
§ MR. HANBURY
Six hundred and seventeen officers presented themselves at the examination for appointments to the rank of assistants of Customs, held on the 28th and 29th February last. The examination of the papers of such a large number of candidates necessarily occupied a considerable amount of time. The results of the examination are now being tabulated in order of seniority of the successful candidates and will be announced as soon as the list is completed.