§ 56. Mr. KELLY
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, seeing that the established complement for Customs and Excise departmental clerks has not yet been filled, he will say when it is anticipated the vacancies will be filled; from what source it is proposed to draw the candidates; and by whom the normal departmental clerical work of the Department is being performed pending the filling of the vacancies?
The authorised complement of established basic grade clerks in the Customs and Excise Departmental class is 1,452. and there are 1,417 established departmental class clerks at present in post. In addition to these there are employed at present 227 permanent nonpensionable clerks and 48 temporary clerks. Pending the completion of the reorganisation of the outdoor Department of the Customs and Excise, which is at present proceeding, it is not practicable to determine the full complement that will ultimately be required.