Mr. Turgeon.-For a return showing:-1. How many temporary clerks were employed in the library of Parliament during the sessions of 1911-1912 and 1912-1913, their names and the salary paid to each for such service, and the total so paid. 2. How many temporary clerks are at present so employed, their names and salaries respectively. 3. If any temporary clerks were employed in said library, during the session of 1910-1911; if so, how many.
4. What was the then number of permanent clerks in the library, and the present number of temporary clerks employed in said library.
5. Why temporary clerks are employed in said library in positions superior to and at higher pay than that paid to permanent clerks.
Mr. Middlebro.-For a return showing:-1. The average cost per mile of construction of the Canadian Pacific railway from its inception to date; 2. The average cost per mile in
the last ten years; 3. The average rental per
mile of lines leased by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, and the names of such leased lines; 4. The rental paid by the Canadian
Pacific railway for the Toronto, Grey and Bruce railway from Toronto to Owen Sound.
Mr. Middlebro.-For a return showing:-1. Who were, from incorporation, and who are, the officers and directors of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company; 2. The amount of capital stock of said company, the amount paid up, and who are the holders of such paid up stock, and the amount held, and still held, by each; 3. If this company, or a subsidiary company, has contracted to build any portion of the National Transcontinental railway; and, if so, the total amount of their contracts for such work: 4. What portion of such contracts
or work was sublet, and on such sublet contracts what profit was made by the said company.
Mr. Neely.-For a return showing:-1. What chartered banks in Canada have gone into liquidation since Confederation, and at what date in each case; 2. The loss in each case
to the depositors, the note holders and the stock holders respectively; 3. Yhat relief, if any, was given in each case by the Government to any of the parties suffering loss.
Mr. Aikins.-For a return showing:-1. The freight rates charged during the years 1912 and 1913, on wheat from Canadian ports to ports in the United Kingdom by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company's Steamship Lines, the Allan Steamships Line and the Canadian Northern
Railway Company's Steamship Lines; 2. The
profits made by the freight boats of the said several lines which carried wheat alone or with other freight.
Mr. Aikins.-For a return showing:-The freight rates charged during the years 1912 and 1913 on wheat from Fort William or Port Arthur to ports on the Georgian bay and Canadian ports on lake Huron and lake Erie, by the Canadian Pacific Steamship Line, the Northern Navigation Company, the Merchants' Mutual Line, Inland Lines, and the Canadian Lake Line.