Hon. H. H. STEVENS (Kootenay East):
I am not going to presume to express any view regarding the question of the leader of the opposition (Mr. Manion), who is absent to-day, but one point occurs to me which I think is important. The Minister of Agriculture (Mr. Gardiner) referred to or
declared that there had been a definite request by the British government, and it seems to me that when a reference such as that is made in the house, under the rules we are entitled to the particular document upon which such statement is based. As a fact disclosed in the statement is of very great importance in coming to a proper understanding of the whole agreement, I think that document at least should be tabled. For the moment I am not saying anything further with regard to the answer of the Prime Minister (Mr. Mackenzie King); we will leave that until the leader of the opposition returns, but I would like to direct the Prime Minister's attention to that particular document.
Subtopic: UNITED KINGDOM-UNITED STATES-CANADA-STATEMENT IN REPLY TO REQUEST FOR TABLING OF CORRESPONDENCE