§ 41. Mr. HUNT
asked for what reason the pensionable overtime allowances, as recommended in the Report of the Committee on the Amalgamation of the Customs and Excise Departments, paragraph 236, have been withheld from officers of Excise origin who by virtue of the Excise Transfer Order, 1909, were appointed to the Customs and Excise service on the 1st of April, 1909, and were not excluded from the recommendations of the Committee which provided that these allowances will not be necessary in the case of officers appointed to the service after the 1st of April, 1909?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
The allowances in question were recommended by the Committee specifically for certain Customs classes in view of the diminution of their average overtime earnings resulting from the change from the old to the new system of overtime pay. There was no system of overtime pay in force in the old Excise service.