Mr. JOSEPH ARCHAMBAULT (Cham-bly and Vercheres) presented the second report of the Special Committee to which were referred Bills Nos. 16 and 17 for consideration, recommending that the commit-
[ Mr. Graham. ]
tee be granted leave to sit while the House is in session, and moved concurrence in the report.
(Leader of the Official Opposition)
The point that was drawn to my attention was this. While the amount of $14,000 is put in for Prince Edward Island that sum is very seldom, if ever, spent. Last year the total expenditure was only some $3,000 odd. It has been intimated to me that the other items cover very well, very liberally, all the expenditure that is likely, or is possible, in Prince Edward Island under this vote for the next twelve months. Someone, I understand, has gone over the requirements of the Island with a good deal of care, and has put in a separate item for each possible work that may be necessary during the next twelve months. Therefore, I am told, the item of $14,000 will not be required-it never, or seldom, is required and the committee could save that money by striking the item out of the estimates this year.