This Bill contains certain amendments to the -Civil Service Insurance Act, which is to be found in the Revised Statutes of Canada, chapter 18. There are two principal features to which I directed the .attention of the House upon the occasion of the consideration of the resolution preceding the Bill. The first is that the benefits of the Act are extended to female members of the service, so that the sexes are placed on an equality in that regard. The second feature is that the maximum amount of insurance is increased from $2,090 to $5,000. The other provisions of the Bill relate principally to these two features. For some time past the Civil Service have requested that legislation of this character should be enacted.