§ MR. MASTERMAN (West Ham, N.)
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury if he can state when the non-pensioner watchers of His Majesty's Customs, London, may expect to receive a reply to the memorial they presented to the Board of Customs in October of last year; whether this memorial has yet been forwarded to the Treasury; and whether he is aware that the non-pensioner watchers asked the Board of Customs to receive a deputation from their class so long ago as November last, and have not yet received a reply to their request.
(Answered by Mr. McKenna.) The memorial stated to have been presented in October last cannot be traced, but certain proposals affecting watchers are under discussion between the Customs and the Treasury, and pending decision, which it is hoped will shortly be arrived at theron, the question of receiving a deputation remains in abeyance.