1. Yes. An application was made to the Canadian maritime commission by the Northumberland Ferries Limited for an additional subsidy to purchase a new vessel for service between Wood Island and Caribou.
2. April 5, 1951.
3. Application has been investigated and considered and the applicant has been informed that it is not considered advisable to undertake the construction of a new ferry vessel at this time.
4. Answered by No. 3.
5. Under the Canadian Maritime Commission Act, the commission is charged with the responsibility of recommending the payment of subsidies.