A contingency is something that is unexpected, but travelling expenses are a thing that have to be paid every year. It would look as if the word ' contingencies ' was used to cover up something. I am not saying there is anything wrong about it, but the word is misleading and does not give us an accurate idea of what the money is intended for. The minister will remember that during the past year or two a good many suspicions have been aroused, and a thing of this kind is calculated to arouse suspicion. It is in the interest of the minister I make the suggestion.
The officer will be selected, of course, under the Civil Service Act by our applying for him to the Commission, and asking them to give us the name of some person competent to take this position. We have no idea who it will be.
There is no recommendation to the Civil Service Commission. They have their list of candidates who have passed the examination, and under the statute they will simply make the appointment and send the person selected to the department to enter upon the duties of the office.