I do not admit the accuracy of the statements in this question. The whole matter was investigated on the spot by the chief engineer of my Department, and all the charges proved to be unfounded except one, namely, that a damaged cable had been repaired by the contractor's foreman without the knowledge of the officers of my Department. This has been put right at the contractor's expense. A small charge will have to be borne by my Department for expenses incurred by the contractor in the course of the investigation of the other charges which proved to be unfounded. I see no reason for any further inquiry into this matter.