HC Deb 16 December 1912 vol 45 cc1106-7W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what extra attendance was given, and what was the amount of remuneration received, by the surveyor of Customs at Mount Pleasant parcels post depot, Butler's Wharf, and Victoria Docks (landing and shipping), respectively, during the twelve months ended 31st October, 1912, distinguishing Sundays, bank holidays, and week-days; and what would be the amount of remuneration to be paid for similar attendance under the conditions of General Order 54/1912, distinguishing Sundays, bank holidays, and week-days?


The amount of overtime remuneration received during the period in question was as follows:—

Weekdays. Sundays. Bunk Holidays.
£ s. £ s. £ s
Mount Pleasant Parcel Post Depot 10 16 28 0 8 8
Butler's Wharf 134 0 1 8
Victoria Docks (landing and shipping) 55 12 8 2 0 16

It is not possible to state the exact duration of the extra attendance actually given. The requirements as to attendance under the new scheme will differ considerably from those under the old, and it is not possible to state the amount of extra remuneration receivable by these surveyors under the new conditions.


asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will state upon what basis the compensation allowances for loss of remuneration for extra attendance under the Report of the Committee for the amalgamation of the Customs and Excise services were computed and calculated, and what was the amount per man granted for the grades of first-class examining officer, second-class examining officer, assistant, and clerk, respectively; whether the grade of surveyor suffers approximately equal disability with the grades named above; and, if so, whether he will state on what basis it is proposed to compute and calculate the compensation to be given to this grade?


The compensation allowances in question, which were calculated on the basis of the diminution of average overtime earnings involved by the new system of payment, are as follows:—

  • £13 per annum to first-class examining officers.
  • £10 per annum to second-class examining officers and assistants.
  • £3 per annum to upper and lower section clerks.
The Committee did not propose any compensation for surveyors. As regards this class I must refer the hon. Member to my reply to the hon. Member for Eastbourne on the 3rd instant.