I do not see that it makes it any stronger if I say so three or four times. I have made my statement to the committee. I cannot give my hon. friend any assurance with regard to any individual building. I have stated that I would recommend to my colleagues-there may be exceptions-that as a general rule public works for which appropriations were made last parliament should have precedence and be proceeded with as early as possible. With regard to the Strathcona Horse, we have omitted that amount of $43,000 from the estimates. But, I want to correct one misunderstanding under which my hon. friend seems to labour. He assumes that that is promised to Medicine Hat. That never was promised, in so far as I am aware, either by the appropriations or in any other manner. It was put in with the miscellaneous items in a general way and was not limited to any particular locality. It was supposed that the barracks, when erected, would be erected in the Northwest, either in Saskatchewan or Alberta, but the place where they would be erected was never agreed upon or stated in the appropriation.
Subtopic: PRIVATE BILLS.