Mr. KING (Kootenay):
I explained to my hon. friend that it was hoped when the original item of $500,000 was put in the estimates that we would have complete details and plans and be ready to go ahead. We have not been able to develop those details, and therefore I have asked the committee to reduce the estimate to $150,000. I am advised that the building will cost in the vicinity of $500,000 at least, but the whole matter is to be worked out in detail before any expenditure is made.
Subtopic: PUBLIC WORKS-OTTAWA PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS