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Friday, 8 July 1921

In Committee(Consideration, resumed from 7th July, vide page 9783) :

Clause 15-

(3)   If -the permanent head does not approve of or adopt the recommendation, report or suggestion he shall within a reasonable time inform the Board of the reasons therefor.

(4)   Thereupon the Board may, if it' thinks fit, make the recommendation, report or suggestion to the Minister administering the- Department, and if the recommendation,- report or suggestion is not approved or adopted by the Minister within a reasonable time, the Board may report the matter to both Houses of the Parliament, either in a special report or in its annual report.

On which Senator Elliott had moved* by way of amendment-*-

That the following words be inserted at the end- of sub-clause (3) :- " and if the Board does not agree with the reasons given it shall so inform the permanent head, and request that the matter be referred to the Minister, and the permanent head shall thereupon refer the matter to the Minister accordingly."

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