§ MR. SYDNEY BUXTON
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he can state the conclusions to which he has come in reference to the grievances of different classes of workmen under the Customs Board into which he has personally inquired.
§ MR. HANBURY
I have already stated that improved conditions of service will be assured to the more deserving Customs watchers after a certain number of years service. Outdoor officers promoted to the grade of assistants of Customs who did practically the same work in their former post will have that fact recognised by being placed at a higher point in the scale of salary assigned to 176 assistants of Customs. The cases of the remaining classes have not yet been finally dealt with, and indeed some have only within the last few days brought the facts before the notice of the Treasury.