I assume hon. members
will present in writing to the minister their statements with respect to the qualifications to share in the grant in question. The only difficulty that I had about the matter was in ascertaining just why four should suddenly become entitled to a grant by telegram during the election, but that may have been due to an oversight. Presumably the matter became so pressing because it had been overlooked, as much departmental business necessarily is, and it was taken care of in that way. May I observe in all these matters no new policy has been initiated by the Minister of Agriculture. If hon. members will take the trouble to look at the supplementary estimates presented on May 11, 1922, by the then government with respect to the previous fiscal year, they will find that the late Mr. Fielding, then Minister of Finance, took complete control of the estimates. They will find on column 1662 of Hansard how he dealt with them and got them passed. I am bound to say that no such information was given then as has been given on this occasion.