That is the difficulty we are in when these estimates come up and there is only one minister present. We ought to have present such ministers as are able to give the information we seek with regard to any item under discussion.
Mr. 'SITtOULE. When the ex-Miuister of Public Works (Mr. Tarte) was in office, he gave us all the information we required with regard to the dredging plant, and he did so because that plant was under the Public Works Department. He told us how many men were employed, how many dredges were being built, what kind of dredges, and so on. But to-day, when there is an item before us for the building of certain dredges, and we desire to know what dredges are being built and all the details concerning them, we are told by the minister that he does not know anything at all about it.
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