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Thursday, 11 April 1946


Mr Harrison n asked the Prime Minister, upon notice -

Will he have prepared for the information of honorable members a statment showing the number of persons on the staff of each of the following as at the (a) 30th June, 1939, (6) 30th. June, 1945, and (c) 28th February, 1946 - Director-General of Agriculture, Commonwealth Analyst, Attorney-General, AuditorGeneral, Inspector-General of Bankruptcy, Board of Business Administration, Departments of Air and Civil Aviation, Department of Commerce and Agriculture, Crown Solicitor, Department of Trade and Customs, Department of Defence, Commonwealth Electoral Office, Department of External Affairs, Department of External Territories, Film Censorship, Forestry Bureau, Department of Health, High Court of Australia, Immigration Department, Department of the Interior, Land Tax Valuations Board, Meteorological Bureau, Department of the Navy, Commonwealth Observatory, Commissioner of Patents, Postmaster-General's Department, Government Printer, Public

Service Board, Commonwealth Railways, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, River Murray Commission, Department of Supply and Shipping, Census and Statistics, Stores Supply arid Tender Board, Superannuation Board, Tariff Board, Taxation Department, Department of Transport, Treasury, War Pensions Tribunals, War Service Homes Commission, Wheat Board, Wool Board, Department of Aircraft Production, Apple and Pear Board, Barley Board, Canned Fruits Board, Capital Issues Committee, Dairy Produce Board, Commonwealth Disposals Commission, Dried Fruits Control Board, ControllerGeneral of Food, Commonwealth Grants Commission, Hide and Leather Industries Board, Department of Home Security, Division of Import Procurement, Department of Information, Man-power and Employment Section, Marine War Risks Board, Meat Board, Controller of Meat Supplies, Department df Munitions, Field Peas Board, Potato Committee, Rabbit Skins Board, Rationing Commission, Department of Post-war Reconstruc- tion, Repatriation Department, Requisitioned Cargoes Committee, Security Service, Superphosphate Industry Commission, Canning and Tinplate Board, Commonwealth Clothing Factories, Flax Production Committee, Tea Control Board, Tobacco Board, Vegetable Seeds Committee, War Damage Commission, War-time (Company) Tax Board, Wool Realization Commission, Department of Works and Housing (Allied Works Council), Commonwealth Salvage Board, Department of the 1 Army, Commonwealth Coal Commission, Controller of Egg Supplies, Commonwealth Investigation Branch, Liquid Fuel Control Board, Marine Branch Maritime Industry Commission, Australian Ship-building Board, Timber Control and Universities Commission?


Mr Chifley - The compilation of the information sought by the honorable member in respect of all the instrumentalities mentioned would involve expenditure of public money that would not seem to be justified. The particulars will be supplied for the various Commonwealth departments but not separately for each of the individual branches comprising departments.







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