Mr. BLACK (Yukon):
It is not very
ancient. The judgment was entered and the money paid after the 1st March, 1924, so it is not much over a year old. I am inclined to think the minister is altogether correct when he says he does not know anything about it, for I could not conceive of him paying this claim if he knew anything about it at all, although the claim does arise entirely out of the administration of the Department of the Interior. What surprises me is that the claim was paid without the minister knowing anything about it. Somebody on behalf of the government must know something about it, and I would like to know the people to whom the money was paid, and why they were paid when they had no claim at all.