April 18, 1918

L LIB

Georges Henri Boivin (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Laurier Liberal

The CHAIRMAN:

Before passing clause 1, I should like to remind the committee that it w.as on this clause that all these questions concerning expenditure were asked. If any hon. members have any

further questions of that nature to ask, I think it would be a proper time to ask for the information before this clause passes.

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L LIB

Thomas Vien

Laurier Liberal

Mr. VIEN:

I understood from the Prime Minister's statement that further questions could be asked when the full volume of the Auditor . General's Report was available.

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UNION

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Unionist

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

Let me relieve my hon. friend's anxiety -at once. If the Chairman has no objection, I see no reason why we should not continue this discussion, in so far as it is relevant, on any other clause of the Bill. There is no reason why information could not be given on any other clause. But I hope it will not be found necessary to have a discussion of quite so comprehensive a scope on the other clauses. I would suggest that the discussion be a little more relevant, but so far as relevant information is concerned, there will not be the slightest objection to giving it on any clause of the Bill, or even on the preamble, which we have not yet reached.

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Thomas Vien

Laurier Liberal

Mr. VIEN:

The Prime Minister will render us this justice: That so far as relevancy is concerned, this side of the House has kept to the point as closely as hon. gentlemen opposite.

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UNION

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Unionist

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

I was not intending to draw any comparison whatever.

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Section agreed to. Progress reported. On motion of Sir Robert Borden the House adjourned at 12 midnight. Friday, April 19, 1918.


April 18, 1918