I do not complain of the hon. gentleman bringing the matter up to-night, but when the report of the Public Accounts Committee Is submitted I shall welcome in the strongest way the very fullest discussion into these dredging matters. If there has been any remissness on the part of myself or any official of the department I shall be very glad to have it pointed out. I have endeavoured to do the very best possible in connection with all these contracts.
Mr. GEORGE 'TAYLOR. If this item is going to be discussed let it stand.