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Tuesday, 6 December 1938

Mr Mahoney y asked the Prime Minister, upon notice -

With regard to previous representations by the honorable member for Denison (Mr. Mahoney) on the subject of appointments to the Commonwealth Bank, isthe Government prepared to introduce the necessary legislation making it mandatory that eligibility for appointment to the Commonwealth Bank shall be secured by competitive examination instead of the present system of appointment on the recommendation of the local manager?

Mr Lyons - It is considered that the method of appointments to the staff of the Commonwealth Bank should be determined by the Commonwealth Bank Board. Accordingly, the Government does not propose to take action along the lines suggested by the honorable member.

Expenditure of NewWorks and Repairs.

Mr Curtin n asked the Minister for Works, upon notice -

Of the £15,899,2 10 to he spent during the financial year 1938-39 on new works, repairs and maintenance, how much is it proposed to spend in each State?

Mr Thorby - The information is being obtained.

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