§ 60. Mr. WATERSON
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer to state the number of officers of Customs and Excise appointed to the port of Liverpool who are natives of that city; and whether, in view of the increased rates of duty on exciseable articles, he will direct the Commissioners of Customs and Excise to consider the advisability of further similar appointments, more especially in respect to those officers who are connected by marriage with the licensed victuallers' trade of the port?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
The information asked for in the first part of the question is not available. Officers of Customs and Excise receive their appointments on the understanding that they are liable to serve at any place in the United Kingdom, and they are not allowed to survey the licensed premises of their own or their wives' relatives. If the hon. Member has any particular case in mind and will furnish particulars the matter will be investigated.