§ MR. GUEST (Plymouth)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether, in view of the further duties and responsibilities entailed on the preventive officers under the proposed coal export tax and sugar duty, the time has now arrived to reconsider their claims for a general improvement in their prospects in regard to promotion and salary.
§ MR. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN
The question of the provision which it may be necessary to make to meet the additional work imposed upon the department in connection with the new duties has already engaged the attention of the Board, but I am not in a position to make any statement on the subject at present.