-and when this exhibit was put in evidence the chairman marked it. The marking of an exhibit may be done in many ways; it may be by initials or by numbers. I am informed that a number was placed upon the exhibit, and when the chief commissioner left he handed over that document to the secretary of the commission. That document, with that mark upon it, is still in the custody of the secretary. Chief Justice Brown then left to Mr. Commissioner Evans the settlement of the draft of the report, and the report was drafted with the exhibits and sent to the chairman. And amendments were made, not of import, but as regards the way in which some of the sentences were framed. That was sent back and then when the secretary printed it at the instance o'f Commissioner Evans he printed that exhibit as part of it.
When he submitted it, he had none, 'but he had some right when complaints were made as to what was contained in the report. That right was given by what was said by the commissioner. The government has another responsibility in connection with the king's printer. When the complaint was made that that document should not have been printed, I said, "I trust you will remove that from the rest of the documents."
Mr. Chairman, may I say a further word in connection with the subject of ministerial responsibility to which my right hon. friend has referred? In this connection may I point out that in the latter part of his remark my right hon. friend adopted a course very different from that which he asserted at the outset.