On the orders of the day:
Mr. NORMAN J. M. LOCKHART (Lincoln): There is a matter which I desire to direct to the attention of the government, presumably of the Prime Minister. It arises out of a letter, a copy of which I have just received, from the Under-Secretary of State for External Affairs. It is dated February 15, 1943, and reads in part:
. . . in view of the war-time necessity of conserving paper and the reduced demand for passports, a new method of distributing passport application forms has had to be adopted.
I rather question the necessity of conserving paper, and I think members of the house will perhaps bear me out in that regard. However, I would point out that according to this letter it is necessary to apply individually to Ottawa td obtain these passport applications for renewals. At border points that is