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Wednesday, 27 April 1932

Mr FENTON - The answers to the honorable member's questions arc as follow : - 1 and 2. Payments to semi-official postmasters are not made on a commission basis. They are paid a fixed annual amount for their personal services and, in addition, special allowances for the provision of subordinate staff, accommodation, maintenance and other miscellaneous services.

3.   The information is not available. The commercial accounts of the department show the working results under postal, telegraph, telephone and wireless branches. It is not practicable to assess the working results of the different classes of post offices.

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