Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):
Mr. Speaker, I wish to
direct attention to a paragraph which appears in a brief statement on the policy of commonwealth relations which was issued by the Hon. Mr. Bracken last night and which appears in the press of the country to-day. The paragraph to which I wish to direct attention is the following:
The Prime Minister has uaid that Lord Halifax asked us to make a "commitment", to fall in line, in any event, with a common policy for the common-wealth in all matters of our external relations.
I wish to say that at no time in any place have I made the statement that Lord Halifax asked us to make a commitment on the lines which are set forth in that statement, and I challenge Mr. Bracken, from wherever he may be-
Subtopic: REFERENCE TO PRESS REPORT OF STATEMENT OF MR. BRACKEN