to say that the head of the bureau of statistics and the chief officers are gentlemen of whom this country may well be proud. I will say this to my young friend opposite who has just interjected, that the head of the bureau of statistics, is held in the highest esteem and respect in practically every leading country in Europe, as well as Great Britain, as one of the most outstanding statisticians in the world.
justification to him I say this further, that this country has every reason to be proud of the head of the bureau and of its staff. And I repeat that this is the product of the officers, but I am not taking any shelter
behind them as to what has been produced here. I am the head of the department, and I take responsibility for its production.