HC Deb 31 July 1914 vol 65 c1700W

asked the Secretary to the Treasury what are the numbers of officers and surveyors of Customs (outdoor) origin at present serving in the Excise, and the number of Excise officers and Excise surveyors in the Customs branch of the amalgamated service?


There are not distinct Customs and Excise branches in the amalgamated service, as the question implies. Customs and Excise work has been combined in many localities, and it is not possible to state the numbers of officials of Customs origin who are performing work of Excise origin and of officials of Excise origin who are performing work of Customs origin at any particular moment.