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)


Mr. Chairman, I hasten
to take the committee into my confidence. This sum of $20,000 was expended last year and this vote is to make good a deficiency caused by an appropriation made by the Civil Service Commission which was used to to extent of $25,000 for printing, payment for which was past due on April 1, 1930. My hon. friend gives point to the argument I advanced the other day when he gibes at the chairman of committees because of his non-partisan character, knowing that the chairman cannot reply.

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