FLINT (Yarmouth) moved that the fourth report of the Joint Committee on the Printing of Parliament be concurred in.
Mr. CHARLES MARCIL (Bonaventure) moved in amendment :
That after the words 1 Civil Service Act ' at the close of the third paragraph of the report, the fallowing words be added : * And that the salaries of the said officials be continu:d as at present, notwithstanding anything fo the contrary in the aforesaid Act.'
He said : I am requested by the chairman of the Printing Committee, who is unavoidably absent, to explain that the object of this amendment is to cover the case of three clerks who are at present employed in the Printing Bureau, in the distribution office, and who have been up to this time under the control of the committee. By the report of the committee, they are to be placed under the control of the Secretary of State, and to come within the purview of the Civil Service Act. The amendment is to meet any objections which may be raised by the Auditor General to the payment of their salaries.