June 26, 1954 (22nd Parliament, 1st Session)


Edmund Davie Fulton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fulton:

There is one thing here which disturbs me a little. It has to do with the total amount asked for. If the minister will look at the details on page 130 he will understand the nature of my question. The details show that in the last fiscal year there was asked for in the estimates an amount of $615,464. A little further down the details show that the total actually spent in that fiscal year was $505,464, or exactly $110,000 less than was estimated. Yet this year the department is asking for $697,031, or $82,000 more than was estimated last year and $192,000 more than was spent last year. I am puzzled and concerned to know the reason why, although they spent last year less than they asked for, they are asking this year for more than they asked for last year, and $192,000 more than they actually spent.

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