Sir THOMAS WHITE:
The Minister oi Justice, I have no doubt, advised it, but they did not carry it out. The Government named officials whom they desired to have appointed-no doubt for good and sufficient reasons-who were not able to take the Civil Service examinations. The Supplementary Estimates for the fiscal year ending 31st March, 1911, contains this estimate :
To provide for Miss Kate M. Fraser in third division, subdivision B, $500.
Why permit a special item referring to Kate? Why not name the position to which Kate was to be appointed instead of naming Kate in the Estimates? Then there is another item No. 399:
To provide for the appointment of the following officers, now in the Outside Service in Victoria, B.C., to the Inside Service at Ottawa at the following salaries; from April 1, 1910:
W. B. McLaughlin, second division, subdivision A $2,000
H. G. Dalby, third division, subdivision A. 1,000
Why was it necessary to name these gentlemen? It would not have been necessary at all unless the Civil Service Act stood in the way of their being given appointments which they are given by this estimate.