1. Who is the owner of the steamship ' De Levis,' employed by the government in connection with the hydrographical survey of the River St. Lawrence ?
2. What was the total amount paid by the government for the use of the said steamer during 1904 ?
3. How many days was she in use by the government ?
4. What officials of the Department of Marine and Fisheries were employed in this work ; how long was each in service and what' remuneration did each receive ?
Rt. Hon. Sir WILFRID LAURIER (Prime Minister) for the Minister of Marine and Fisheries :
1. The government of the Dominion of Canada.
2. The government being the owner, nothing was paid for use.
3. About 210 days or the whole season of navigation.
4. Mr. P. E. Parent, $2,000 per annum, employed since 1898 ; Mr. Ckas. E. Mc-Greevy, $1,500 per annum, employed since 1898; Mr. Arthur Amos, $1,800 per annum, employed since 1898; Mr. A. R. Decary, $1,500 per annum, employed since 1900; Mr. John Ilouliston, $1,200 per annum, employed since 1901.
Subtopic: STEAMER ' DE LEVIS.'