Mr. Howard C. Green (Vancouver-Quadra):
I should like to direct a question to the Secretary of State for External Affairs. On October 14 I asked a question concerning a statement which had been made by Hon. T. C. Davis, our ambassador to China. The essence of the question was whether the government would make a statement early in the week as to Canadian policy with respect to China. On October 17 the Minister of National Defence (Mr. Claxton) answered and said that Mr. Davis would be in Ottawa shortly and that when the Secretary of State for External Affairs returned from Lake Success he would make a statement with regard to Canadian policy concerning China. Apparently Hon. T. C. Davis is now in Ottawa. Yesterday he made a further statement to the press, to the effect that communist China wants to do business with Canada. He also said something about Canada recognizing China.