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Tuesday, 19 June 1906

Mr CHANTER (for Mr. Higgins) asked the Minister of Home Affairs, upon notice -

1.   Has- he considered the reply of the Commissioner for the Public Service to the question asked of the Acting Postmaster-General with regard to the increments payable to telegraphists that now receive ^120 per annum?

2.   Has the Government come to the conclusion that the Commissioner has power to impose a special examination on these telegraphists?

Mr GROOM - The answers to the honorable and learned member's questions are as follow : -

1.   Yes.

2.   T am advised that the Commissioner has the power to impose a practical test of efficiency before granting an increment.


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