32. Mr. F. HALL
asked the Secretary to the Treasury if a Petition has been received from the non-established messengers employed in the Customs Department with regard to their rates of pay and conditions of service; and, if so, will he say when such Petition was received and when an answer was given thereto?
The last Petition forwarded to the Treasury which can be traced was received on 22nd February, 1911, and answered on 9th March, 1911.
They did not take the course which was open to them of forwarding it direct to the Treasury.