76. Mr. F. HALL (Dulwich)
asked the Secretary to the Treasury the maximum weekly pay which can be earned by established Customs officers and Customs watchers, respectively, under the new conditions of payment recently introduced; and what special allowances are made to the former class which are not granted to the watchers?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Montagu)
The maximum of the new scale of pay, as fixed in 1912 under the amalgamation scheme, is £300 a year, equivalent to £5 15s. 4d. a week, for established Customs and Excise officers. In addition various allowances, ranging from £3 to £20 each, are payable, under the same scheme, to sections of these officers. The maximum of the scale of pay of the unestablished class of watchers is 24s. a week, in addition to which they receive good conduct pay, which amounts to 2s. a week, after ten years' service.
Mr. F. HALL
May I ask the hon. Gentleman if it is not a fact that under the new Regulations overtime does not perhaps count for pay even although they work fourteen and sixteen hours a day, whereas previously to 1912 it counted after eight hours?
Mr. F. HALL
I have asked the hon Gentleman this question on several occasions and I cannot get a reply.