The additions, I am told, amount to $150,000. There have, as my hon. friend suggests, been great reductions in the staff in the past few ymars affecting some 400 or more employees. For example, there have been, I believe, about 61 retirements, most of which have been in the nature of a reduction of staff, the positions not having been filled. I believe it will be possible to continue to reduce the staff by future retirements and have a Printing bureau reasonably modern and up-to-date, obviating the duplication of effort back and forth, as is now necessary. It is
believed that if this were done substantial reductions could be made. Then the floor space of the present Printing bureau is worth, on a rental basis, about $95,000 a year, possibly for some other branch of the public service, as has been suggested. In the matter of storage and the truckage of supplies back and forth between the two or three storage houses which the bureau now has to rent, this storage should all be within the Printing bureau itself, so as to avoid this unnecessary expense.
Subtopic: PUBLIC WORKS-OTTAWA PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS