asked the Minister for Finance whether he will undertake to apply to Customs and Excise watchers and messengers the terms of Circular No. 17/28, recently issued to the subordinate grades of the Civil Service.
CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. Oral Answers. - CUSTOMS AND EXCISE OFFICIALS.
The circular referred to provides for increases of the scale payable to certain classes of temporary employees to 27s.-1s.-31s. and 25s.-1s.-29s. per week, plus bonus. Customs watchers are at present entitled to the scale 28s.-1s.-33s. per week, plus bonus, and the question of the application of the terms of the circular to watchers does not, therefore, arise. The increased scale of 27s.-1s.-31s. applies to temporary messengers.