I desire to add the following words to this item :
The employees to be paid from this vote not to be subject to the Civil Service Act.
The employees in this branch have never been paid under the Civil Service Act; the Auditor General has lately informed us that the law would hardly justify that. He does not object that they should he paid as they have been paid, but he has asked that these words should be put in so as to make it perfectly clear that it is justifiable to pay them without reference to the Civil Service Act. I may say that these employees are largely outside, employed all over the country. Some of them work part of the time here, and part of the time outside. The work in this branch is so mixed up that it is impossible for the rules of the Civil Service Act to apply to them.