Customs (Officers) Act, 1881



An Act to provide for the employment of certain Officers and Clerks by the Commissioners of Customs. [11th August 1881.]

WHEREAS by the Superannuation Act, 1859, it is enacted that for the purposes of that Act no person thereafter appointed shall be deemed to have served in the permanent Civil Service of the State, unless such person holds his appointment directly from the Crown or has been admitted into the Civil Service with a certificate from the Civil Service Commissioners:

And whereas the directors of the Customs Benevolent Fund have, in pursuance of letters patent, conducted the publication of daily returns of imports and exports known as bills of entry, and on the recent expiration of the letters patent the Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Customs have arranged to continue such publication, and desire to employ for that purpose some of the officers add clerks heretofore employed in such publication:

And whereas it is expedient, with a view to the remuneration and superannuation allowance of those officers and clerks, to provide for their admission into the Civil Service:

Be it therefore enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows: