We will see after it has worked a while whether it is an improvement. I do not know that uniformity is absolutely essential. I do not know anything that does more to depress energy at times than an aim at uniformity. A dead level uniformity. I think, very often discourages the ambitious. However, there is much in what my hon. friend says, that if this measure is good for one department it may be good for another. Perhaps different views may obtain on that point. Wo will see after it has worked a while whether it is wise to extend it to all the departments.
April 10, 1902 (9th Parliament, 2nd Session)
Topic: POST OFFICE ACT AMENDMENT.