I desire to call the attention of the Minister of Public Works (Mr. Rogers) to a claim which has been made by the widows of the men who were drowned from the Government dredge Cape Breton in the month of January last. I have a letter from one of thos widows urging that whatever appropriation or gratuity the Government proposes making should be paid to them at once, as, speaking for herself, she and her family are in dire need. In the absence of the hon. minister during the present session, the matter was discussed in the House, and the Acting Minister of Public Works was good enough to intimate it was receiving the attention of the Government. I would urge that whatever action is to be taken be taken immediately.