The other day I asked the Prime Minister whether the two departments of Customs and Inland Revenue were to be merged, and the Prime Minister replied that in a few days he would give out a statement in regard to the matter. If such is the case, I do not think it is fair for the Government to ask the Opposition to vote this special item before the statement is given. Who is to administer this money? Who is to be responsible to the people? Who is to be responsible to the members of Parliament? We do not know. I do not think -there is any haste or hurry. Why not delay the item until the statement is given? Then we shall be in a better position to judge if the money is put into proper hands.
Civil Government-Department of Agriculture-
Salaries and contingencies....? 633,850 00