I would call the attention of the Minister of Finance to a return to an order of the House dated February 6, 1911, of curator's reports in the case of banks in which curators have been appointed. The first return relates to the Bank of Yarmouth. There .is a note from the department saying that the curator did not make a report to the Department of Finance as to the condition of the bank, but did report to the Canadian Bankers' Association, with regard to the false and deceptive returns made to the department which advice was communicated to the department. In a letter from the Deputy Minister of Finance, dated March 17, 1905, to the president of the Canadian Bankers' Association, a request was made for a report of the bank's affairs. It says: The attached is a copy of the report made. When I come to that it is from the secretary-treasurer's office, Bank of Montreal, March 21, 1905, to Mr. Courtney. It reads:
^Dear Sir,-Referring to your letter of the 17th inst., I have now received a report from the curator of the bank of Yarmouth, of which the following statement is a synopsis:
I did not ask for a synopsis of the report and the Act does not contemplate that the Department of Finance, or the House shall be put off with synopses. There is attached a page of typewriting giving the synoptical report. If we are to have anything we should have what the law allows, which is a full report.
Subtopic: INQUIRIES FOR RETURNS.