§ Mr. CAPE
asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that several of those who acted in the capacity of presiding officers, poll clerks, &c., in the county of Cumberland at the General Election of November, 1922, have not yet received their fees; and can he give the reason why these people have been kept waiting for their money?
§ Mr. BALDWIN:
I do not understand why the presiding officers, poll clerks, &c., in the county of Cumberland have not received their fees. An advance of £2,000 has been made to the acting returning officer in respect of his total claim of £2,253 15s. 7d., and the balance will be paid if, on detailed examination, the account proves correct. I may add that the account was received nearly a fortnight after the prescribed date.