Hon. T. A. CRERAR (Minister of Mines and Resources):
I desire to table parliamentary return, reference No. 193, asked for by the hon. member for Lake Centre (Mr. Diefenbaker), a statement showing location of and prices paid for all properties purchased by the government during 1941 to 1943 in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.
I should like to make this comment, if I may: The preparation of this order involved a great deal of work. I have in mind the possibility of similar questions being asked as to the acquisition of properties under the Veterans' Land Act, with details of purchases, locations and descriptions. A great deal of work would be involved in that; therefore this should not be taken as a precedent.
Subtopic: PROPERTIES PURCHASED BY GOVERNMENT IN PRAIRIE PROVINCES