§ MR. SUMMERBELL
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury if he can state when an answer may be expected to the petition presented of the preventive men in His Majesty's Customs in the early part of the present year.
§ MR. HOBHOUSE
I presume the hon. Member refers to the deputation from the Preventive Men's Association which I received last May. I am not aware of any other petition now outstanding. As regards the points raised at the deputation I endeavoured to make my views clear to them. There was, however, one question, that of overtime, which was left undecided, and I regret that I am not yet in a position to announce a decision on this subject.