Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):
Mr. Speaker, I should like to table the following orders in council. The first, P.C. 1929, transfers the control and supervision of the government telegraph and telephone services, except the telephone exchange service for government offices in and about Ottawa, and the functions of the Minister of Public Works under part I of the Telegraphs Act, to the Minister of Reconstruction and Supply. The second order in council, P.C. 1930, transfers the control of the government telephone services for government offices in and about Ottawa to the Department of Finance. The orders are under the Public Service Rearrangement and Transfer of Duties Aot.