The hon. gentleman asks me to say yes or no. I am not in a position to state that because I have no knowledge. The hon. gentleman refers to Mr. McKay being a part owner of the dredge. I do not know why Mr. McKay should not own a dredge. Surely my word is good in this House, and I give my word as a member that I have no knowledge and have never had any knowledge on the subject. I never heard Mr. McKay's name mentioned in connection with the dredge of which he speaks. The hon. gentle-
man made some remarks afterwards to the effect that I must be an innocent duckling. Well, if not to listen to all the petty gossip around the corridors of this House and not to treat it seriously is being an innocent duckling I am afraid that I must plead guilty to that charge ; but I must say that I have no knowledge of Mr. McKay's ownership and if I had I see no reason why he should uot do the dredging at Port Arthur.