HC Deb 07 February 1929 vol 224 c1942
56. Mr. HARRIS

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what were the number of Custom House officials on 31st December, 1923, and 31st December, 1928, respectively?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Churchill)

The total staff employed in the Customs and Excise Department on 1st January, 1924, and 1st January, 1929, respectively, was 11,314 and 12,069.


Is that due to increased work in collecting Safeguarding Duties?


Yes, it is another form of the increased employment that is afforded by them.