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Friday, 15 November 1935

Senator BRAND (through Senator Allan MacDonald) asked the Minister representing the Prime Minister, upon notice - 1.Is it a fact that Mr. Starling and Mr. Thorpe have been appointed to the Commonwealth Public Service Board as Assistant Commissioners ?

2.   In the event of the board being reconstituted with three independent commissioners, will the Prime Minister give an undertaking to appoint a returned soldier to the Third Commissionership, as prescribed by the Commonwealth Public Service Act?

Senator Sir GEORGEPEARCE.The Prime Minister has supplied the following answers to the honorable senator's questions : -

1.   Yes.

2.   Full regard will bo given to the provisions of sub-section (2) of section11 of the Commonwealth Public Service Act in the event of any reconstitution of the Board of Commissioners.

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