§ MR. P. M'DONALD (Sligo, N.)
I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether an examination for clerkships in the Customs has been held since 1877; and when it is expected the next examination for that Department will be hold in Ireland?
§ MR. GOSCHEN
Examinations for out port clerkships, the only special examinations for clerkships, that are held for the Customs Service, were held in August, 1880, and in April, 1886. Fresh appointments to such offices are not at present required, and it is not probable that any examination will be held for some time.