Mr. M. C. SENN (Haldimand):
I wish to ask a question of the Minister of Agriculture, and possibly also of"the Minister of Trade and Commerce. According to newspaper reports these two gentlemen visited Great Britain a short, time ago for the purpose of making contracts and perhaps agreements for Canadian food products. Will they, at as early a date as possible, acquaint the house with any contracts or agreements that, have been entered into, as well as the terms of those agreements and the prices to be obtained for the products?
lion. J. G. GARDINER (Minister of Agriculture) : The agreements that were under discussion while we were overseas are still being discussed by the British government and. this government. We have an understanding with the British government that no announcement shall be made here until forty-eight hours after the agreement is finally signed, the object being that they may have an opportunity of making an announcement to their house at the ' same time as it is made here. The exact date of the announcement will have to be left, therefore, until such time as the decision is finally made.