HC Deb 22 March 1907 vol 171 c1292
MR. CLELAND (Glasgow, Bridgeton)

To ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether the Treasury has sanctioned any departure from the existing system of appointing Customs outdoor inspectors exclusively from the outdoor department.

(Answered by Mr. Runciman.) The Board of Customs have already intimated to the Service by general order that the Treasury had sanctioned a scheme under which officers selected for employment as inspecting surveyors would, if qualified, be eligible for superior positions both inside and outside the office of the Chief Surveyor General. Such positions include that of inspector in the outdoor department.