I would draw the minister's attention to the fact that in dealing with a similar item the Minister of Finance said that the amount of the original vote apparently was not quite sufficient to enable the work to be completed. Then he said: Treasury board indicated that it should be carried on and that this supplementary vote would be requested; but this not being my own department I am not in a position to answer the specific question asked by my hon. friend.
I would draw to the attention of the committee the fact that, according to the Minister of Finance, that amount appeared to have been already spent, the approval of parliament to be secured later.
Topic: DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE