§ MR. LAWRENCE (Liverpool, Abercromby)
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury how many second-class clerks, lower section, and how many second-class examining officers there were in the Customs Department on March 31st, 1900; how many of these clerks and officers, respectively, have been promoted to the next higher grade since that date; what were the average salaries immediately prior to such promotions; what salaries and what average immediate increases in salary did the promotions carry with them in each case; and what was the average service in the clerical department of the clerks and the average service in the outdoor department of the officers when they obtained these promotions.
632 (Answered by Mr. Victor Cavendish.) The number of second-class clerks, lower section, in the Customs Department on March 31st, 1900, was 117, and of these 106 have since been promoted to the next higher grade, the salary of which is £200–£300. The average salary of these clerks immediately prior to their promotion was £119 19s. 3d., and the average immediate increase in salary upon their promotion amounted to £80 Os. 9d. Their average service was seven years, three months. The number of examining officers, second class, in the Customs Department on March 31st, 1900, was 842. Of these, 159 have since been promoted to the next higher grade, the salary of which is £230—£340. The average salary immediately prior to promotion of these officers was £212 9s. 4d., and the average immediate increase in their salaries upon promotion amounted to £17 10s. 8d. Their average service in the outdoor department previous to their promotion was twenty-three years, six months.