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Friday, 26 June 1914

Senator McCOLL - The honorable senator's questions, and the answers thereto, are as follows: -

1.   What was the date of the Commonwealth Public Service Inspector's last inspection of the Brisbane Mail Branch, as provided by section 8 of the Commonwealth Public Service Act?

2.   How many, if any, of the sorters whose increments were stopped as a result of adverse reports of the Advisory Board came under the Inspector's notice?

3.   Does his report, as framed on the result of his last inspection, coincide in the main with that of the Advisory Board, viz., that these sorters are not worth the increment due to them?

4.   Will the Minister lay a copy of Mr. Wal.cott's report, made upon the said sorters, upon the table of the Senate?

Answers : -

The Commonwealth Public Service Commissioner has furnished the following replies: -

1.   The last inspection of the Brisbane Mail Branch was made by the Public Service Inspector on the 15th inst.

2.   None upon the occasion of the last inspection, which had relation to another matter.

3.   In any case where the increments in question were stopped, the Public Service Inspector, after full inquiry, concurred in the view of the Department that increments were not merited.

4.   These reports are furnished for the information of the Public Service Commissioner, and are regarded as confidential. It may be stated, however, that there are only four cases where the increments have been withheld, and copies of the Departmental reports in which the Public Service Inspector concurred will be made available for perusal.

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