Sir ROBERT BORDEN:
I have a memorandum from the Deputy Minister of Militia
and Defence showing, for each military district, the number of members of the Canadian Expeditionary Force on leave of absence for seeding and ploughing. The total number of those so reported to be on leave of absence is 18,506. The details are as follows:
Number of Members of the C.E.P. on Leave of
Absence for Seeding and Ploughing. '
Military District. Number reports.No. 1 . 1,975 13-5-16No. 2 . 3,500 12-5-16No. 3 . 396 13-5-16No. 4 . 27 13-5-16No. 5 . 3 13.5-16No. 6 . 2,285 16-5-16No. 10 . 5,445 13-5-16No. 11 . 375 15-5-16No. 13 . 4,500 12-5-16Total . 18,506
Subtopic: SOLDIERS FOR SEEDING AND PLOUGHING. '