if the money is not spent. It was put in the Estimates a number of years ago when there was talk of establishing a health department, and it was intended to have a biological laboratory in connection with that department. I do not know whether the amount will be required this year. But it is hardly worth while striking out.
I do not agree with the hon. minister. The fact that it has been there for a number of years is the reason why it should be struck out. If it is kept there somebody may find a way of expending the money.
As hon. members know, I never object to the discussion of any matter relating to the department on any item before the committee. Still, if it is deemed more convenient to let this stand, I will accede to that request.
The hon. gentleman knows that there is a commissioner who administers this fund. I have all the items of this estimate before me, but there is no use taking up time with them now if the item is to be allowed to stand over.
is going to hold a Dominion exhibition under present circumstances. The last Dominion exhibition was held in Brandon in 1913. Victoria had the grant in 1914, but war broke out on the 4th of August, and they decided to abandon the exhibition. They had incurred certain expenses and were paid $24,166.