Hon. J. H. KING (Minister of Health):
There is an increase of $2.5,000 over the vote
of last year. This vote is understood to provide for the administration of the acts respecting food and drugs, honey, maple products, opium and narcotic drugs and proprietary or patent medicines. The $15,000 of the increase, or part of it is for investigation in connection with the international traffic in narcotic drugs between Canada and United States under the terms of the international treaty. It was found last year that we required to ask for a governor general's warrant and a supplementary vote of $10,000. The additional increase of $10,000 is to make provision for establishing and equipping a sub-laboratory at Toronto, in addition to our laboratories at Ottawa, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Halifax and Montreal.