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


Edmund Davie Fulton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fulton:

I think I must give the minister credit for that. I believe there are two or three items here where less is being asked for than was sought last year, but this seems to me to be a particularly outstanding case where your estimate was $110,000 more than you spent last year and yet you are asking for $82,000 more than you estimated last year. If the minister could tell us what was actually- spent last year and that the estimate of expenditures given in the details was considerably less than was actually spent then I could understand that the estimate might be larger this year. But I emphasize again that on the basis of what was actually spent up to December 31, plus what you estimated you would spend for the balance of the fiscal year, it is indicated that you would spend $505,000 during the year which is $110,000 less than you originally submitted in your estimates. Yet you are asking for $190,000 more than that.

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