Mr. George A. Drew (Leader of the Opposition):
Mr. Speaker, I beg leave to move, seconded by the hon. member for Neepawa (Mr. Bracken), the adjournment of the house under standing order 31 for the purpose of discussing a definite matter of urgent public importance, namely, the statement of the parliamentary assistant to the Prime Minister, reported by the press as follows-
"War with Russia may be an outcome of the signing of the north Atlantic security pact . . ."
Mr. Harris, parliamentary assistant to Prime Minister St. Laurent foresaw the possibility of war when the pact is signed in about three months' time.
"If the Russians feel they must make war, it will come at that time," he said.
-and the duty of the government to place before this house immediately all the facts and circumstances upon which this statement was based.
Subtopic: PRESS REPORT OP STATEMENT OF MR. W. E. HARRIS MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT UNDER STANDING ORDER 31