give the names of firms who import goods into this country. This has never been done; it has always been held as something that should not be done inasmuch as it is private business. In making this answer, I am but following the practice which has heretofore obtained in all departments.
1. On what dates did the Department of Agriculture start to submit cattle to the tuberculin test: (a) in the township of Cambridge, county of Russell, (b) in the township of Russell, county of Russell?
2. On what dates, in each of these townships, was the test interrupted or started again, and at whose request?
3. For what reasons was said test interrupted?
4. Did Mr. C. A. Seguin, member of the legislative assembly, ask the department to discontinue said test, and what reasons did he give for the interruption or discontinuance of same?
5. How many residents of these two townships submitted their cattle to the test, and how many of them refused to submit them to the test?
6. What is the cost to date of the test in each one of these two townships, and how much did the test cost in the township of Clarence, and the township of Cumberland?
7. Is the department aware that some of the residents who refused to submit their cattle to the test are now supplying milk for the use of pupils at the provincial government school of Embrun?
8. Did the department give instructions to have the test completed by the inspection of all cattle (subject to be tested) of these two townships, in compliance with the regulations regarding the establishment of reserve zones?
9. If not, why?
10. Will the department require, according to the rules governing the establishment of reserve zones, that the cattle of these two townships be submitted to the test?
11. If so, when will the department complete this work?
Subtopic: TUBERCULIN TEST FOR CATTLE
2. October 16, 1930, testing started in Russell township; November 5, 1930, testing started south of Castor river in Russell township; November 12, 1930, testing stopped south of
Castor river in Russell township; December 16, 1930, testing started in vicinity of Embrun in Russell township; January 22, 1931, testing started south and east of Nation river in Cambridge township; February 18, 1931, testing started in Cambridge township in vicinity of Limoges. Action was taken alt the request of cattle owners made in some cases by petitions, in others through verbal representations.
3. At the request of cattle owners in the townships concerned.
4. Mr. Seguin introduced to the Minister of Agriculture a number of delegations from the affected townships, some of which were opposed to the carrying on of the test, and some of which were in favour of the test being proceeded with at once. Mr. Goulet, M.P., also accompanied a delegation to the department in this connection.
5. Russell township: 320 herds tested, 42 owners refused test; Cambridge township: 286 herds tested, 4 owners east of South Nation river refused test. No information with respect to balance of township.
6. Russell township: compensation awarded
to daite, $33,133; Cambridge township: compensation awarded to date, SL.612; Clarence towmship: compensation awarded to date,
$22,864; Cumberland township: compensation awarded to date, $17,843.
7. No information.
8. No. _
9. Not considered advisable in view of the opposition of a number of cattle owners.
10. The matter is Still under consideration.
11. Answered by No. 10.
Subtopic: TUBERCULIN TEST FOR CATTLE
1. Yes, under the following restrictions: For the supply of standard drugs and prescriptions, tenders are to be used on cost, plus a percentage for handling. For the dispensing of prescriptions, tenders were requested on a basis of a fixed price for each of the following quantities: -J-, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12 and 16 ounces, irrespective of what ingredients are contained in the various prescriptions.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
2. Two tenders received as follows: Duncan's drug store, rate on drugs and medicines 10 per cent on cost; Mitchell's drug store, rate on drugs and medicines 10 per cent on cost.
3. No. As the total consideration during the year 1930 only amounted to approximately $300, it was decided to ask another drug store to tender, with the view of distributing the business.
4. The offer of Mitchell's drug store was accepted.
Subtopic: MOUNTED POLICE, PRINCE ALBERT