§ MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN (Kilkenny)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury 1465 whether his attention has been called to the fact that preventive officers, His Majesty's Customs, are employed on Sundays without any remuneration, while examining officers of the same Department are paid a day's pay when employed by the Crown, and that preventive officers perform from 56 to 72 hours per week, while examining officers are paid overtime for all hours in excess of 48; and whether he is prepared to recommend that preventive officers be placed on the same footing as examining and other landing officers in these respects.
§ MR. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN
I have nothing to add to the full reply which I gave to the similar question put by the hon. Member for North Longford on 30th April.† I must ask the hon. Member to refer to that answer.