In reply to my hon. friend I might say that this work has been in course of preparation for a considerable length of time. It is really a supplement to the volume which was brought down about a year ago, which dealt with wholesale prices, and which the hon. member for Brandon 'said he thought was the most valuable contribution to the economic literature of Canada.
This volume has been prepared by the same persons who had charge of the other volume and is a continuation of that work.