July 5, 1904 (9th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

Frederick William Borden (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal

Mr. E. L. BORDEN.

I was not aware that the $25,000 item was passed. It does not make any difference, except that the chairman' should not mark an item passed without letting the committee understand what is being done. Information was asked with regard to that, and two or three gentlemen said :. ' stand,' and I supposed it stood: I notice that sometimes these items are marked passed without the committee clearly understanding it. There should be a thorough understanding between the chairman and the committee at all times as to what is being passed.

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