Grand total $63,001 10
The estimated amount required by the Department of Agriculture for 1919 shows an increase of $280,000, consisting of allowance for substitutes, $17,000; representatives at leave of absence board, $20,000, or a total of $317,000.
The next item is Canada registration board. The estimate for the expenditure of that hoard is $1,000,000. The minister in charge, Hon. G. D. Robertson, informs me that voluntary service may reduce this amount by one-third, and he hopes it will be so reduced.
The next item is- Gustoms. The expenditure during the past year was $10,000; the estimate for the coming year is $10,000, and it comprises salaries and expenses of certain officers employed to enforce the prohibiting orders respecting exports and imports under the War Measures Act.
The next item is for the Department of External Affairs. The expenditure for the past year, as reported to me, is $19,914.46. The estimate for the present fiscal year is $35,000, and the increase is due to the transfer of the Prime Minister's office from the Privy 'Council to External Affairs.
The Department of Finance is next. The expenditure during the past year reported to me is $38,847. The estimate for the coming year is $60,000, and the increase i3 largely attributable to the newsprint commission.
The next item is with regard to immigration and colonization. The expenditure during the past fiscal year is, rofighly speaking, $30,000. The estimate for the present fiscal