excused from giving a detailed explanation at the present time. The purpose of the bill is to overcome a difficulty in regard to mineral resources on Indian reserves in the province of British Columbia. The precious metals belong to the province even though located on Indian reserves; the base metals belong to *the Indians, and are administered by the federal government in trust for the Indians. Frequently, as hon. members are aware, base and precious metals are found in association in ores, and that presents a real practical difficulty in administration. That is sought to be overcome by this measure to ratify an agreement with the province of British Columbia-which agreement has been ratified by the British Columbia legislature-providing that the province shall generally have charge of the administration of the minerals and -that the proceeds from such minerals shall be equitably distributed between the province on the one hand and the federal government as trustee for the Indians on the other. When the measure is up for second reading I shall give the more detailed information which the leader of the opposition (Mr. Graydon) has asked for.
Topic: MINERAL RESOURCES
Subtopic: MEASURE TO RATIFY AGREEMENT WITH BRITISH COLUMBIA RESPECTING ORE DEPOSITS ON INDIAN RESERVES
For the shipment of damp and low grade and durum wheat cars are. allotted as requested by the elevator company; consequently there is free shipment of whatever stocks -the elevator wishes to ship. For the shipment of high grade wheat to the lakehead, cars are allotted in the proportions of the permanent storage capacity of the elevators at the point. For
the shipment of wheat to mills, cars are allotted between the elevator companies in accordance with the number of elevators operated.
Topic: CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD-SHIPMENTS FROM COUNTRY ELEVATORS
friend to drop this question. I will state why. I suggest to him in the first place that it will require literally months to get the information he asks for, because we shall have to inquire overseas as well. I suggest in the second place that the information really will not do him any good when he gets it because the question whether or not a man gets $1.30 or $1.50 a day after he has served from four to six months does not indicate at all the conditions under which that increase of pay is granted: The increase is granted not only on account of length of service but on account of efficiency and good conduct, and all three conditions will have to be present before increased pay will be granted'. Therefore it would be useless to answer the question as to how many men received increase of pay who had served more than four months and less than six months, without knowing whether or not the men had achieved the proper degree of efficiency and also had the proper record of good conduct. The same applies to No. 2, which is the reverse, and which asks how many men who have served more than four months and less than six months are still being paid $1.30. The fact that they have served from four to six months and are still paid' $1.30 would not give my hon. friend any information, because the other two questions would still arise as to their efficiency and their good conduct as well. Exactly the same situation applies to Nos. 3 and 4. Perhaps my hon. friend will let me know what information he desires, if there is any individual case he wants taken
up, or if he wishes a general percentage of those who have received increased pay. If so, I shall be glad to try to get it.