HC Deb 10 June 1913 vol 53 cc1445-6W

asked the Secretary to the Treasury when the new scheme of classification for Customs chief preventive officers will be completed, and when it will be carried into effect?


The date of completion of the scheme cannot be stated, but the matter is receiving consideration.


asked the Secretary to the Treasury why the Customs waterguard officers at the port of Liverpool are now treated differently from the officers of the landing department at the same port in regard to station minutes; whether he is aware that dissatisfaction exists among the waterguard staff at Liverpool on account of officers being sent to stations at considerable distances from their homes; and whether he will cause inquiries to be made with a view to the reinstitution of the practice whereby waterguard officers were stationed at the docks most convenient to their homes?


I am informed that this matter has been engaging the attention of the Board of Customs and Excise, and that a new scheme has been drawn up with the object of meeting the convenience of the waterguard officers so far as is compatible with the requirements of the service.