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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 26

The Notice as Gazetted by Government

The Notice as Gazetted by Government.

Public Notification. Colonial Secretary's Office, Wellington,

Whereas certain charges have been made on behalf of the Stamp Department against Mr. Henry Eustace de Bathe Brandon, lately Chief Clerk and Accountant in that Department: And whereas a Commission was appointed by His Excellency the Governor to enquire into the truth of such charges : And whereas the said Commissioners have reported,—

1st. That certain specific charges so made "had been proved, and the truth of them in fact admitted by Mr. Brandon."

2nd. With regard to the charge of habitual negligence in the discharge of his official duties, "That, on the whole, whilst it is certain that Mr. Brandon's conduct has been irregular, we do not think that the irregularities proved are sufficient, apart from the specific charges, to support a charge of habitual negligence."

And whereas the Commissioners have further reported as follows :—"We think Mr. Brandon should receive some punishment for the grave irregularities he has been guilty of, but that dismissal from the Civil Service of the Colony would be an unnecessarily severe sentence:"

It is hereby notified, in accordance with the provisions of section 32 of the Civil Service Regulations, that Mr. Henry Eustace de Bathe Brandon has been removed from the Stamp Office, and will be appointed to another Department of the Government; and that his salary has been reduced from £300 per annum to £200, at which rate it will be paid from the date of his suspension from office.

By order of the Colonial Secretary,

G. S. Cooper.