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Tuesday, 26 August 1980
Page: 761

Mr Barry Jones (LALOR, VICTORIA) -to ask Mr Speaker -

(   1 ) Has his attention been drawn to Joint House Department Information Circular 1980-2, 'Courier Service for Annex' of 18 August 1980 appearing under the name of J. Jorgensen Secretary, Joint House Department and also a letter on Joint House Department letterhead dated 19 August 1980, signed by a Mr Neville Kelly, relating to an integration of the personnel sections of the Joint House Department and the Department of the Parliamentary Library.

(2)   Can he clarify the apparent inconsistency in these 2 documents, which refer respectively to a pilot study on the possible integration of these departments' personnel sections and the first step in the rationalisation of services.

(3)   What other parliamentary departments were invited to take part in this integration of services.

(4)   Who was responsible for taking the decision that sections of some parliamentary departments would be amalgamated.

(3)   Did this decision arise from the Management Review of Parliamentary Departments (the Urwick Report).

(6)   Will Senators and Members of the House of Representatives be given any opportunity to consider this and any other decisions regarding the future structure of the 5 parliamentary departments, whether arising from the Urwick Report or from any other source.

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