As I said some time ago, we are dealing with three different chapters of me Revised Statutes. We are dealing with the chapter which has reference to the control of government work, that was a Bill I had myself in my own name; then we are dealing with the chapter which has reference to the Public Works Act, and in addition to that, we are dealing with the chapter which has reference to government railways. That is the Bill we are now dealing with. Row, with respect to government works generally, provision was made that all public works should be let by tender, that was the original provision, with two exceptions: The first was with respect to works of an immediate and urgent necessity, and the next exception was in so far as the work was carried on by the servants of the department-I forget the exact words. Now, under the law as it stood an Order in Council was passed authorizing the minister to deal with a work in which the amount involved does not exceed $5,000 without inviting tenders. That Order in Council was passed in 1880 or 1881. Finding that there was no legislative authority for that Order in Council, 1 deemed it advisable to amend the law accordingly, and I did amend it some two sessions ago, but only with respect to public works, not with respect to the Department of Railways and Canals. Therefore, it is necessary now to amend the law with respect to tfie Department of Railways and Canals so as to make it conform with the Order in Council, and also with the general provisions applicable to the Public Works Act. The amendment was made with respect to the Public Works Act two years ago by 3 Edward VII., chapter 52, and the intention is to make that principle, which was then made applicable to the Public Works, now applicable to the Railways and Canals.