Hon. CHARLES STEWART (Argen-teuil, Minister of the Interior) :
The sum of $1,353,922.50 was voted for the fiscal year 1921-22 for salaries of
the permanent staff at Ottawa, and it is estimated that it will require $1,462,770 for the service during the fiscal year 1922-23, an increase of $108,847. As shown in the schedule, the permanent inside service consists of 832 employes, an increase of ten over the fiscal year 1921-22. Statutory increases under the Civil Service Act have been provided for in every instance, and the balance of the increase shown is due to the application of the classification. The increase in the number of employees is accounted for as follows: Number of positions in 1921-22, estimated, were 822, less position of superintendent accountant, deleted. Then there was a transfer from the Commission of Conservation by Order in Council No. 2550, of the 20th of July, 1921, of eight persons. The following employees, namely, economic adviser, hydro-electrical engineer, outside agent, librarian, principal map draughtsman, four senior clerk stenographers, and a messenger clerk, account for the difference between the 822 estimated for and the 832 employed in the department.
Subtopic: PRIVATE BILLS