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Thursday, 29 July 1920

Mr MARKS (WENTWORTH, NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the PostmasterGeneral, upon notice -

1.   Is it the intention of the Government on transferring the naval radio service to the Postmaster-General to retain this service as a separate Department of the PostmasterGeneral?

2.   Is it the intention of the Government that the ranks and ratings of the present naval radio be transferred to this Department irrespective of' having been previously employed by the Postmaster-General?

3.   If so, what is the proposed intention as to the permanency or temporary employment on transfer?

4.   If so, what is the intention as regards officers or men who cannot be absorbed in the transfer?'

5.   Is any guarantee to be given that on transfer ranks and ratings suffer no disability as to their present pay and status?

6.   Who is to be the arbitrator as to the grading of these ranks and ratings on transfer?

7.   What compensation is to be given to ranks and ratings for the loss of uniform, which is no longer of any service?

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