§ Sir WILLIAM BYLES
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many cases of transfer, at the Crown's expense, affecting officers, indoor and outdoor, and watchers have occurred during the last twelve months in which the Board of42W
Customs and Excise have invited applications from the grades concerned, and have intimated that a preference would be given to unmarried men; and will he grant a Return of these cases, setting forth in each instance the nature and date of the transfer, the grade affected, and the special circumstances which rendered it preferable that an unmarried man should be selected for transfer?
§ Mr. LLOYD GEORGE
I am informed by the Board of Customs and Excise that cases of the nature refrred to are few in number, amounting to perhaps a dozen out of some 600 transfers made during the last twelve months. To give the Return asked for by my hon. Friend would necessitate a scrutiny of each individual
case, and would involve a greater expenditure of time and trouble than would, I think, be justified. I may mention that the Board of Customs and Excise have received no complaints on the subject.