March 26, 1918 (13th Parliament, 1st Session)

UNION

Thomas Wilson Crothers (Minister of Labour)

Unionist

Mr. OROTHERS:

I have not before me the report to which my hon .friend refers, and which is prepared by the Deputy Minister of Labour, but in addition to the sources that I mentioned to him a moment ago, we issue questionnaires monthly, I think to wholesale dealers and leading retail dealers, concerning food, clothing and fuel. We get monthly reports from these people, in fact they set forth a great many items as to the' quantities they purchase and the prices that were paid for them, the quantities they have sold and the prices at which they were sold. That is a very important source of information that we have in addition to the one I mentioned to my hon. friend a moment ago.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
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