If my hon. friend (Air. Hughes, Victoria) had been present he would have heard me express my views on that subject. Of course,' the Mr. SPROULE.
policy with regard to these matters rests largely with the Militia Department. I expressed my personal view that every bat- _ talion should be provided with a good build-' ing for headquarters, and, that to that purpose we should try to reduce the cost of the buildings to some extent. I am not complaining about the cost that has already been incurred in some of the large cities. But I think we should provide in the counties good substantial buildings at the least possible cost as headquarters for these battalions.