§ Mr. F. E. SMITH
asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether any protest has been received from the representatives of the first class examining officers of Customs, with reference to the suggestions contained in the evidence of the Chairman of the Board of Customs and Excise; and whether it is intended to include these officers in the supervising grade, seeing that they have already passed an examination for promotion, declared by the Board to be analagous to, that in force for promotion to supervisorships of Excise?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
I assume that the hon. Member refers to the evidence given before the Committee on Customs and Excise Amalgamation of which I am chairman. That evidence has not yet been published and no protest of the nature referred to could therefore have been received. I am unable to make any statement on the subject of the latter part of the question in advance of the report of the committee.