I will think that over. Those instructions involve a great deal of previous correspondence, and I will have to look into that pretty carefully. My object in preparing a memorandum of the case at first was to give to my right hon. friend, and to the House, all the essential information concerning the transaction. I think my right hon. friend will find that information to be pretty full. All the Orders in Council, on which the memorandum is based, have been brought down with the exception probably of the first one; but as the second Order in Council repealed the first, and substituted itself for it on account of some inaccuracies involving no principle, or anything of that kind, I did not think it worth while to include it. However, there is no objection to bringing it down, if my right hon. friend wishes. Meanwhile I will lay this on the table, and bring the other papers down later.
3. No rent has been- paid for the use of this building.
4. $21,974.76. This sum included the cost of fitting up barracks for the 22nd Battalion; also for the 6th Canadian Mounted Rifles; also stalls and stable accommodation for the horses of the last-nam&d battalion.
5. Fittings were removed in August, 1915, and were utilized for troops in Halifax.
6. Yes; the 150th Battalion and portion of the 106th Battalion.
7. No; 150th Battalion, located in Winter Fair building, Amherst. The Winter Fair building was used this year because the Canada Car Company required their factory. The same selection could not be made last year because there is no room for the horses in the Winter Fair building, and these had to be located near the men. This condition could only obtain in the shops of the Canada Car and Foundry Company.
8. Nothing has been spent on the shops of the Canada Car and Foundry Company for the use of troops this year. There has been spent on the Winter Fair building approximately $23,000, and owing to the splendid offer of the city of Amherst to give the Government the use of the buildings until the end of the war, also supplying water free, and to avoid constantly refitting rented buildings, of which we only had temporary
occupation, the department decided to fit up the Winter Fair building in a permanent manner.
1. Is it true that E. Taylor, E. Pigeau, Wm. Charnock, Jas. P. Murphy, R. J. Martin, G. Marion, H. Macara and P. J. Pillie have been dropped from the 159th Battalion now on duty' at North Bay?
2. If so, was it on account of a difference that arose between the said members of the militia and the department concerning nonpayment of separation allowance which the men claimed was due their families?
2. To make the rates east of Levis uniform with those in effect west of Levis and on the Transcontinental west of Moncton, the mileage tariff rate on line of the Intercolonial railway east of Levis on certain forest products for local consumption short haul was raised:
Distance over 5 to 80 miles, 1 cent per 100 lbs. Distance over 80 to 90 miles, 3 cent per 100 lbs. Distance over 90 to 100 miles, | cent per i00 lbs.