I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury how many second class clerks, lower section, and how many second class examining officers were in the Customs Department on March 31st, 1901; how many of these clerks and officers, respectively, had 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.
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. MCKENNA,) Monmouthshire, N.
The number of second class clerks, lower section, in the Customs Department on March 31st, 1901, was 120, and of these 104 had, to March 31st last, 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 £114 1s. 5d., and the average immediate increase in salary upon their promotion amounted to £85 18s. 7d. Their average service was six years nine months. The number of examining officers, second class, in the Customs Department on March 31st, 1901, was 846. Of these, 418 166 had—to March 31st last—been promoted to the next higher grade, the salary of which is £230–£340. The average salary immediately prior to the promotion of these officers was £211 1s. 8d., and the average immediate increase in their salaries upon promotion amounted to £18 18s. 4d. The average service in the outdoor department previous to their promotion was twenty-three years eight months.