Hon. W. T. WHITE (Minister of Finance):
I have laid upon the table a
list in detail of the depositors of the Farmers Bank in Canada, both on current and .savings accounts. The hon. member for Halifax (Mr. A. K. Maclean) asked me to furnish him with information as to the amount of deposits payable on demand .and of deposits payable after notice as of the last day of each of the years 1907, 1908, 1909 and 1910. I have obtained that information and laid .a. statement of it upon the table. The right hon. the leader of the Opposition asked for a return of all papers, documents and correspondence relating to the matter of the Farmers Bank. I find upon inquiry that two returns have been brought down to the House, one in 1912 and the other in 1913. Of the former I have obtained a copy, and as my right hon. friend may desire to look at it I laid it also on the table. The return which I laid on the table in 1913 was on the motion of
the hon. member for Pictou (Mr. Macdonald) and I (believe that he has or had it in his possession. I have been unable to locate it. In addition to the documents which I have mentioned I have made a careful search, and I find that I have several printed appeals or applications for aid. No doubt these have been furnished to the members, but as I have them among the documents I lay them upon the table. In addition I lay upon the table an approximate statement of affairs as of May 1. I think that completes all the documents I have in my possession or shall be able to obtain.