I understand the minister said that the Printing Bureau had received only one protest. I have felt like
protesting to everybody I have met, but I could not find anybody who would take the responsibility. I think the Printing Bureau print what they are instructed to print, and I do not think this should be laid at their door at all. It is very inconvenient and I cannot agree with the view that it will save money. To my mind, it will cost more to bind a separate volume of the index than the cost of the quantity of paper used to print four other copies of the index. As regards the saving of time, the volumes are not much good until the index is printed, and I doubt if the volumes were distributed until the index was printed. Possibly this was done with a good object in view, but I do not think it should be done again and I hope it will not be. Every member to whom I have spoken about the matter-and I have spoken about it to a good many-has felt as I do. I think every hon. member who does not approve that method of printing should register his protest. I am going to register mine as definitely as I can. A member sends a page to the library for a volume and he has to send again to get the index. It is veiy convenient, when you get a volume out of the library or any other place at your home, not to have to lug around two volumes in order to find what you want to find. I hope this practice will be discontinued. I do not think it is economical. I know it is inconvenient and I seriously hope it will not be continued.
Subtopic: DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR