Mr. KARL HOMUTH (Waterloo South):
I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Munitions and Supply (Mr. Howe) or to the Minister of National Defence (Mr. Rogers). A few days ago a nation-wide call went out through the whole country for blankets. It was generally presumed that they were for the Red Cross. I have had some correspondence and some calls with regard to this appeal which indicate that the blankets
are not for the Red Cross but for refugees, soldiers and hospital patients. A great many patriotic people and organizations got busy and went out and purchased a lot of blankets and paid the retail price for them. If the facts are as I understand them, it is the government's responsibility to supply these blankets. The people are really paying too much for them. I would ask the Minister of Munitions and Supply or the Minister of National Defence to clear this matter up.
Subtopic: INQUIRY RESPECTING APPEAL OF RED CROSS FOR BLANKETS