I would be prepared to give such information as it is desirable should be given. I am doubtful as to the advisability of making public many of these facts. I should not have the slightest objection, if my hon. friend would come to my department, to giving him privately full information with regard to all the boats we have charted for patrol in connection with the
Naval Service, the amounts we are paying, and all details of that sort.
I intend to bring some facts to the notice of the minister, rather in the way of criticism. There are many of these boats, and some of them may be of service. I am as careful as any member could be that no information should be given in this House that can be made of advantage to the enemy; but, many of these boats are of no good to the enemy or anybody else,-like a chip in porridge, they are neither good nor harm, except that they draw money from the public treasury, and draw it because they are owned by partisans and wire-pullers-