Mr. Chairman, I renew my objection to the taking up of item 292, and say we should go back to the item in the Department of National Revenue. Surely these two departments will furnish ample material for discussion.
Will the minister be good enough to make an explanation of this item? There seems to be some change in the classification of appraisers-either that, or there is a large increase in salaries. About one-third of the way down on page 138 there are items of S4,000, $16,000 and $19,000, in round figures, in the estimates for 1939-40. Then there is an item of $10,260 in the estimates for 193839, which does not appear in the figures for the ensuing year. Do those relate to the same subject matter?
Yes; there has been a reclassification, which means that there are fewer customs reviewing appraisers, and therefore a decrease under that item. There are more dominion customs appraisers, and therefore an increase under those items. Unless there is some offsetting decrease elsewhere, which at the moment I do not see, there has been apparently a net increase.
transfers from other classifications. For instance, lower down on the page there is a decrease of seventeen customs reviewing appraisers, grade 1. That is about three-quarters of the way down the page.