HC Deb 26 February 1914 vol 58 cc1944-5
56. Mr. TOUCHE

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, with regard to paragraphs 161-163 of the Report on the Amalgamation of Customs and Excise, stating that vacancies in the supervising grade of the Customs and Excise service would be allotted to supernumerary supervisors and assistant supervisors, first-class examining officers and upper section port clerks, subject to stringent reports from collectors or to the efficiency and character of the officers being satisfactory, if he will say what percentage of the different grades enumerated have been appointed to vacancies in the surveying grade?


All the second-class supervisors, all the assistant supervisors, and 104 first-class examining officers, being those who out of the total number of 274 first-class examining officers have been found to possess the necessary qualifications, have been absorbed into the surveying grade. Out of the forty-two upper section clerks for whom places were reserved by paragraph 156 of the Report seven have up to the present been so absorbed.