HC Deb 16 June 1913 vol 54 cc37-8
62. Viscount WOLMER

asked whether certain officers of Customs and Excise who entered the service as assistants of Excise prior to the amalgamation of the services with a definite prospect of receiving a salary of :115 on appointment to a station, have as a result of the amalgamation been appointed to stations at salaries of from :102 10s. to :110; and whether he is aware that the late Secretary to the Treasury gave a definite pledge that no class of officer should suffer as a result of the amalgamation of the services of Customs and Excise?


The point raised in this question is a consequence of the adop- tion of a continuous service scale, which was very strongly advocated by the officers themselves. I am satisfied that their interests have not suffered from the new scale, taken as a whole.

Viscount WOLMER

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there are certain officers who have suffered and are at present receiving salaries very much inferior to those they had a right to expect when entering?


I went very fully into the whole matter in debate.