OF CUSTOMS (Hon. Wm. Paterson.) The value of ' articles imported by, or for the use of, the Dominion government, or any of the departments thereof, or by and for the Senate and House of Commons ' free of duty during the undermentioned fiscal years are respectively as follows : 1901, $1,046,337 ; 1902, $2,007,004;
1903, $1,407,060. The inquiry cannot be further answered at present. A special classification of invoices at various ports of entry, requiring time for its preparation, would be necessary before all the information asked for could be furnished.
Subtopic: MR. F. L. CHEVRIER-MISS EDNA CHAR-BONNEAU.