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Thursday, 8 July 1926

Senator PEARCE - The right honorable the Prime Minister, has supplied the following reply: -

1.   The Public Service Board has advised that it was unable tomakethe classification of the Lands and Surveys Branch until certain questions of organization, consequent upon the transfer of the branch from the Home and TerritoriesDepartment to the Works and Railways Department, had been determined'. These have been settled and the board is now in a position to classify the officers concerned.

2.   Within the next two weeks.


Senator NEEDHAM asked the Leader of the Government in the Senate, upon notice -

Will the Minister furnish the Senate with a statement showing the different boards, commissions, tribunals, &c, brought into existence by the Commonwealth Government, and which were in operation during the years 1924-2S, and 1925-26, together with the annual cost of each board,&c.?

Senator PEARCE - A statement on the lines indicated willbe prepared and furnished as early as possible.

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