William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)
I have spoken to my deputy several times, asking why the returns have not been brought down. He informs me they are being attended to as rapidly as possible. I regret that in my department we have to use the ordinary staff, as we have no room to get in temporary clerks during the session, and under the law we cannot pay clerks for working after hours. We have to do the best we can. I spoke yesterday about the returns and I will see they are brought down as soon as possible. This remark applies to other returns as well.
Topic: INQUIRY FOR RETURNS.