Hon. J. A. ROBB (Minister of Finance):
Mr. Speaker, yesterday the hon. member for West York (Sir Henry Drayton) inquired about two orders in council relating to the Inverness railway. In reply, I have received the following memorandum from the Deputy Minister of Railways and Canals:
With reference to Sir Henry Drayton's request that the two orders in council relating to the Inverness railway should be tabled, I may say that there was an order in council passed on the 28th October, 1925-copy herewith-empowering the Minister of Railways and Canals to enter into an agreement with the Inverness Railway and Coal Company to lease, with the option of purchase, the Inverness Railway and Coal Company. In the meantime the railway has been taken over by the Eastern Trust Company. Therefore the authority granted by the said order in council becomes null and void. I know of no further order in council relating to this case.
I table this memorandum, Sir.