I wish I were able to give my hon. friend the answer he desires. At the present time the functions are distributed in this manner. The civil service commission is a public body created by parliament, and it so happens that its minister in the house is the Secretary of State. But when there is a question of adjustment of salaries, the civil service commission investigates them. When a body of employees of the civil service makes representations to the civil service commission that certain positions be made permanent, or with regard to other matters such as we have discussed this evening, they are referred to the civil service commission for attention. Then the commission makes its report, which is dealt with by the treasury board, and finally the government assumes the responsibility of either adopting or amending the recommendations.
Subtopic: DEPARTMENT OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE