Hon. C. D. HOWE (Minister of Munitions and Supply):
The work in question was ordered by the Department of Munitions and Supply on the specifications of the Department of National Defence for Air, in compliance with the usual practice. I have no knowledge as to these particular specifications. In any event it seems to me that as, by either system, local products are being used, little criticism can be made. It then becomes a matter of the judgment of the Department of National Defence for Air as to which is the more efficient installation.
Subtopic: PROPOSED USE OF GAS INSTEAD OF COAL IN BUILDINGS ERECTED IN CALGARY FOR WAR PURPOSES