I want to reply to the statement made by the hon. member for Saskatoon (Mr. Young) who referred to the company which I was keeping last year. Let me tell him that I am as proud of the company I kept last year on the customs committee as the company I kept this year on the railway committee, and that is not saying anything against either of them. I wish simply to protest and to put myself on record as holding the view that, by this appropriation, we are not dealing fairly with officials in the civil service who maintain their record clean and efficient' to the end. I know, because of the feeling of the House, it is of no use moving a motion to reduce this item or to strike it out; but notwithstanding that, a principle is involved, and I want t'o go on record as saying that the action that is being taken is wrong.