HC Deb 24 May 1962 vol 660 c49W
12. Mr. H. Hynd

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has considered the amalgamation of the two services of Customs Officers and the Waterguard.

Mr. Barber

The question of amalgamating these two branches of the Customs service has been considered on a number of occasions in recent years, but the conclusion has been that in view of the different nature of their work, requiring separate training, knowledge and experience, the present division is more convenient, and that amalgamation would not bring greater efficiency or economy.