§ Mr. SNOWDEN
asked if the Order in Council requiring a Civil servant to resign on the announcement that he has been adopted as a Parliamentary candidate applies to workmen in the dockyards who are permanently employed, and if it applies to the hired men who are formally discharged on 31st March each year and re-engaged the following day; and does the rule under Order in Council prohibit the re-engagement of a workman who may have resigned to become a Parliamentary candidate?
§ Mr. McKENNA
The Order in Council referred to is applicable to all persons "serving in an established capacity in the permanent Civil Service of the State." It would, therefore, apply to established workmen, but not to hired workmen. An established workman who resigned in accordance with the terms of the Order in Council could be re-entered on the establishment on being granted a new certificate.