I could not tell my hon. friend that. There are many people who constitute themselves agents. There are many people who come to the department from time to time making representations that they are agents. We have no list of the number of such agencies.
I was not asking for anything very detailed, but I should like to have some information as to the respective cost of the inspection service on the one hand, and the lectures and advertising and so-called propaganda on the other. The reason I ask for the information is that I regard the inspection service as essential in any case, and I should like to know how much we are spending on that. The other activity seems to be very ill-advised under the circumstances, but until we know the extent of it, it seems a little difficult to criticize intelligently.
What action is the Department of Immigration taking in the case of the British Empire Steel Corporation who brings people in under contract and do not live up to that contract? Is the minister or the department taking any action to see that the contract is fulfilled?
I overlooked answering something on the same question at an earlier stage of the proceedings. I think my hon. friend from Bow- River (Mr. Garland) made a reference to three -very excellent chaps that I saw. Those men represented to us that they came to Canada on the strength of an advertisement inserted in the Glasgow Herald by the British Steel Corporation. The government of Canada has no control over the newspapers in Great Britain, but the government of Great Britain has control, and if that
advertisement was inaccurate, they would have recourse through the government of that country.
that we would have no control over any advertisement iput in the papers in the Old Country by the British Empire Steel Corporation, but when immigrants are brought into this country practically to work for such an organization as the British Steel Corporation or any other corporation, I should like to know what action the Department of Immigration would take, in case this corporation did not live up to the spirit of their contract.