HC Deb 20 May 1909 vol 5 cc725-6W

asked the Secretary to the Treasury if he can state whether the Committee recently appointed to inquire into the duties of His Majesty's Customs and Excise will have under its consideration the various points as to service, scale of pay, overtime, promotion, etc., raised by the waterguard deputations a year ago; and, if not, can he state when replies to the points raised may be expected, especially in view of the increased responsibilities and vigilance due from these men owing to the increase of duty on tobacco and spirits?


The position of the waterguard does not fall within the reference to the Committee mentioned, but until the inquiry of that Committee is further advanced I fear I shall not be in a position to say whether the points raised by the deputations can be decided separately.