§ MR. CLAUDE HAY
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether the scale of overtime pay now enjoyed by the clerks in the Customs Department will be made to apply to the abstractor clerks in the 1103 Statistical Office, who are engaged upon preparing the Board of Trade Returns of Imports and Exports, and of whom many are now paid considerably less per hour for overtime work than for day work, the nature and responsibility of the work being the same.
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. MCKENNA,) Monmouthshire, N.
The abstractors are a class of clerks with a scale of overtime payments common to the whole Civil Service. The Customs Clerks form a class peculiar to the Customs Department. I see no reason in the fact that these two entirely distinct classes serve in the same Department, for giving to the abstractors a higher rate of overtime payment than that which obtains throughout the Service.