I am speaking of cashmere and other cheaper lines of hosiery, not full-fashioned silk hose, because as far as they are concerned we are an exporting nation; we have a fine market in England for full-fashioned silk hose. I am, however, very much concerned about the cheaper lines.
In the course of the debate we have heard much about a stimulant applied to the building industry. With that I am in hearty sympathy. and any stimulant that can be applied to that industry will certainly meet with the approval of everv member of the house. I am surprised that the government has not seen fit to introduce, in the course of this session, much more legislation than it has brought down in connection with the building industry. It might be possible to introduce something in the form of tax-free second mortgages, which would give some encouragement to the building industry.
Subtopic: CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE