March 30, 1931 (17th Parliament, 2nd Session)


Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; Minister of Finance and Receiver General; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)


This is similar to a large number of items that will appear in these supplementary estimates. The custom grew up of carrying forward balances from one year to the other. A printing account of $25,000 at the end of last year was owing by the Civil Service Commission to the Department of Public Printing. When the estimates for the last year were made available it followed that when the balance of printing accounts for the preceding year was paid there remained just that much less money to take care of the business of the department. The result is that some $22,000 would ordinarily have been required, but owing to economies effected otherwise the amount called for to pay the balance due to the printing department to square the accounts of the commission is $20,000.

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