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The Public Trustee

Volume 178: debated on Wednesday 24 July 1907

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I beg to ask MR. Attorney-General whether he will state the date of the provisional appointment of MR. C. J. Stewart to the office of Public Trustee; whether such appointment was verbal or in writing; and, if in writing, whether there is any objection to laying a copy of the same upon the Table of the House, either prior to or concurrently with the rule establishing the office.

The hon. Gentleman is under a misapprehension. MR. Stewart has received no appointment, provisional or otherwise, but he is being employed in organising the new Department which it will be necessary to create under the Bill. It is intended to appoint him in the month of October. I understand the rules will be laid on the Table before the end of the month.

asked if the lion, and learned Gentleman was aware that MR. Stewart still retained his position in the brewery with which he was connected.