HC Deb 04 July 1916 vol 83 cc1378-80W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what were the numbers, respectively, of surveyors in each of the undermentioned sections of the amalgamated Customs and Excise service, namely, ex-Customs principal clerks, ex-Customs surveyors, ex-Customs collector-surveyors, ex-Customs first-class clerks, and ex-Excise supervisors, who, being regarded as eligible for promotion at the time of the last promotions by selection to the controlling grade in 1915, had passed the efficiency bar at £400; having passed the efficiency bar had been, either before or after passing the bar, favourably reported on by their collectors or other superior officers for promotion; having been so reported on had been, either in 1914 or 191S, invited to attend before the selection committee; having been so invited were selected for promotion, and were selected for promotion before having reached the salary of £400?


In the case of men whoso suitability for selection for promotion to the highest grade in their classification is being inquired into, many distinct qualifications have to be considered. Suitability is a question of degree, and the reports of superior officers cannot be divided into two clear-cut classes of

Class. Number Eligible for Promotion 1st September, 1915. Number of Men in column 2 with Salaries exceeding £400. Number of Men in column 3. Number Selected for Promotion before Reaching £400.
Invited to Attend Selection Committee. Selected for Promotion.
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
Principal Clerks 4 4 1
Surveyors 20 20 9 2
Collector-Surveyors 20 6 1 1 1
1st Class Clerks 40 35 8
Supervisors 96 10

favourable and unfavourable. The remaining particulars requested are as follows: