HC Deb 07 May 1909 vol 4 c1406W

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether, with reference to the amalgamation of the Customs and Excise Departments, the system of examination in practical subjects as a test for fitness for promotion to the higher posts, which has obtained in the Excise, will be applied to the Combined Department, thereby affording Irishmen an equal chance with others of obtaining promotion which has been denied to them in the Customs branch of the service?


The matter is under consideration.