§ Mr. SUMMERBELL
asked the Secretary to the Treasury if he can state when the successful candidates at the last preventive officers' examination in connection with His Majesty's Customs are likely to be appointed, and the causes which have contributed to the delay in regard to the matter?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
Successful candidates at the Departmental examinations for posts of preventive officers are promoted to such posts as vacancies arise. Of the 39 officers successful at the last examination, 13 have already been promoted, but there are no more actual vacancies at present, and it is not possible to state how soon the remaining 26 can be absorbed.