June 6, 1919 (13th Parliament, 2nd Session)

UNION

Newton Wesley Rowell (Minister presiding over the Department of Health; President of the Privy Council)

Unionist

Mr. ROWELL:

No. If they think a department is requisitioning for supplies it does not need, their duty, instead of undertaking to out the requisition down, is to draw it to the attention of the Prime Minister for submission to Council. That preserves governmental responsibility. The Government muslt then take the responsibility of saying whether the quantity requisitioned shall be purchased or not.

Topic:   PURCHASING OF DEPARTMENTAL AND OTHER SUPPLIES.
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