§ 55. Mr. LYLE-SAMUEL
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the number of extra Government officials that it has been necessary to add in order to perform the new duties arising from the introduction of Imperial Preference; and what is the estimated amount of the additional cost?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
No additional officials have been engaged specifically for purposes of Imperial Preference. The work forms an integral part of the ordinary duties of Customs and Excise officials, and it would be impossible to separate the cost of this one item from the rest.
§ Mr. LYLE-SAMUEL
Am I to understand from the answer that no extra officials have been engaged for this work?