§ Mr. FIELD
asked how many second division clerks have been placed on the permanent establishment of the Customs and Excise during the months of January and February, 1912; how many vacancies for second division clerks at present exist in that Department; and how many of such vacancies will be allotted to the 150 assistant clerks who are eligible by service for promotion?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
The answer to the first part of the question is seventy-one. There are no vacancies at present; the third part of the question, therefore, does not arise.