Sir WILLIAM MULOCK (Postmaster General) moved that the amendments made by the Senate to the Act to amend the Post Office Act, be read the second time, and concurred in. He said: There was one section of the old Post Office Act proposed to be struck out, section 12. That was a section dealing with the powers of the chief inspector. We were repealing that section because we have had no chief inspector, and do not propose to have one. That section gave the chief inspector power to examine under oath and hold investigations. Instead of having a chief post office inspector appointed, we have a city post office superintendent. The Senate called attention to the fact that the superintendent, under the Act, might not have power to examine witnesses under oath. Therefore, instead of repealing section 12 it is proposed to amend it by striking out the first nine lines which create the office of an inspector, and substitute therefor the city post office superintendent, leaving the remainder of the section which gives power to hold investigations and examine witnesses under oath. We then confer upon the superintendent power to examine witnesses under oath.
Motion agreed to.