Might I ask the hon. minister how these subsidies come to be renewed ? There must have been pressure brought upon him-I do not say improper pressure-to renew them; and such being tiie case he ought to be in possession of the information as to the personnel of this particular company and its ability to do the work. If not, it is a mere piece of mockery to go through the form of voting the subsidy. The hon. gentleman should explain wliy these revotes are asked and what are the circumstances which entitle the parties to them ?