Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Leader of the Opposition):
may I draw attention to a mistake which appears in Hansard. Although I imagine it is a typographical error I should like, if possible, to have it corrected. In answering a question yesterday regarding travelling and living expenses of persons attending meetings of the League of Nations, the Prime Minister in the statement given is reported to have indicated the expenses of myself and other members of the Prime Minister's office as follows:
League of Nations
1928-29, Fiftieth Council meeting, $9,317.37.
May I say I did not attend the fiftieth council meeting a.t all, so that obviously in that particular there is an error. However, a little farther down mention is made of the fifty-first and fifty-second council meetings and of the ninth assembly. The names following that item are, I believe, of persons who did not attend either the fifty-first or fifty-second council meetings. Personally I did attend both, and I also attended the ninth assembly. Therefore I believe the words "ninth assembly, fifty-first and fifty-second council meeting" ought to precede the statement relating to the expenses charged to my office. I may say those expenses include also some expenditures which were incidental to business connected with the Prime Minister's office as I was Prime Minister at the time.