1. Has the Government asked for an explanation or statement from the Board of Commerce regarding the statement alleged1 to have been made 'by W. F. O'Connor, vice-chairman of the board, at Hamilton on September 16, published in the Toronto Globe and other papers on September 17, as follows:
"This is not the time for an increase in prices. Prices should go down from now on. In this connection I wish to announce now that all vendors from the farmer who increase the price on milk or anything else will be guilty Of an indictable offence punishable by a fine of $1,000 and two years' imprisonment."
2. If so, what explanation or statement has been given?
3. If not, is it the Intention of the Government to ask for one?
4. Did W. F. O'Connor, vice-chairman of the Board of Commerce, on or about September 16 issue a ruling, order or injunction regarding the price of milk?
'5. If so, did such ruling, order or injunction have the concurrence of the other members of the board?
'6. Did this apply to the whole of Canada, or to some particular part or portion thereof?
7. Is same still in force or effect?
8. If not, when was it repealed?
9. If repealed, what is the condition or situa-ton at present in so far as the ruling, order or injunction of the board applies to the milk producers of any portion or province of the Dominion of Canada?
Subtopic: BOARD OF COMMERCE-VICECHAIRMAN'S STATEMENT.