§ 70. Mr. VIANT
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that the number of hours overtime worked by Customs and Excise departmental clerks employed in London Central collection during the period January to October 1927, inclusive, indicates that there was sufficient work in that office to merit the employment of a further six clerks; and, seeing that it would appear that the average length of overtime worked during each month by departmental clerks tends to show that overtime is not caused by a seasonal rush of work will he make early arrangements for the appointment of additional clerical staff to that office?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Arthur Michael Samuel)
I am aware of the position referred to by the hon. Member. It is intended to appoint additional clerical staff as soon as the necessary additional office accommodation is available.
§ Mr. ERNEST BROWN
May I ask whether it is intended to appoint some of the ex-service clerks who have been discharged from Kew?