Right Hon. ARTHUR MEIGHEN(Leader of the Opposition):
In the budget speech the Finance Minister referred to negotiations for reciprocity with Australia commenced by the late government and prosecuted further by this Government, but mentioned that no progress had been made since the refusal of a certain proposal advanced by Canada. I read in the London Times of date June 2, a Melbourne despatch of June 1, as follows:
The government has submitted to the government of Canada proposals for tariff reciprocity.
The Times adds:
This is a sequel to the recent arrangements between Australia and New Zealand reported by our correspondent in the Times on April 8.
May I ask the government if this report is correct, and if so are they in a position to state what advance has been made since Australia's proposal was presented?