1. In what year was assistance first granted by the government in aid of the erection of bait freezers?
2. How many bait freezers have been erected with government assistance in the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Quebec, respectively?
3. What sum has been expended in each of said provinces for such purpose?
4. How many government aided bait freezers were reported in operation in each of the said provinces during the year 1908?
5. From whom were the reports received?
6. Has any change been made in the regulations respecting the conditions upon which aid is granted towards the construction of bait freezers? If so, what is the nature of the change and why was it made?
2. Nova Scotia, 49; New Brunswick, 5; Prince Edward Island, 5; Quebec, 16.
3. Nova Scotia, $46,816.28; New Brunswick, $4,277.19; Prince Edward Island, $3,536.21; Quebec, $14,141.10.
4. Nova Scotia, 20; New Brunswick, 1; Prince Edward Island, 1; Quebec, 12.
5. Peter Macfarlane, officer in charge of fishermen's bait freezers.
6. Yes. Instead of further assisting Fishermen's Bait Associations in the building of purely bait freezing establishments, at locations and under conditions approved by the minister, firms or persons building fish freezers, who will guarantee to keep on hand a supply of bait, which will be sold to fishermen at current market prices, will be aided in the building of such freezers to the extent of half the cost up to $2,000, and an annual bonus of $5 per ton on bait frozen for the first five years of operations.
say I did not understand, but the officer who prepared the answer-which I did not see until this moment-said he did not understand. I presume he wanted to know what service or use these guns were to be iut to. It would not be to arm the garrison artillery generally, because they are armed with a different arm.
ing, or upon the possession of any instructional qualifications?
3. Is the chief business of the permanent
force to instruct the officers and men of the active militia? .
4. Do officer instructors and sergeant instructors of the permanent force, who are in receipt of regular pay as such, draw extra duty pay when employed instructing the active militia in camps of training? If so, why so?
5. Do the members of the permanent force receive increased rates of ordinary pay after fixed periods of service without regard to either their instructional abilities or their shooting efficiency?
That, as the time for receiving petitions for Private Bills, and the time for presenting Private Bills without additional charges, will be curtailed through the Christmas adjournment of the House, the said times as fixed by rule 87 and rule 88, subsections 3 (b) and 3
(c) be extended to Wednesday, the 19th of January, Wednesday, the 2nd of February, and Wednesday, the 2nd of March, respectively.