Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister):
Mr. Speaker, an order was made
on the 14th instant in connection with a motion of the hon. member for Saskatoon (Mr. Knight) for the production of correspondence with the government of Saskatchewan dealing with federal aid to education. On looking at the files I find that that correspondence was all tabled on May 23, 1950, and was added as an appendix to Hansard of that date. Perhaps that declaration might be taken in lieu of a new tabling of these same letters.
While I am dealing with this kind of subject, may I say that my attention has been called to the fact that I made too inclusive a statement on Friday with respect to correspondence with the government of Manitoba.
I tabled a letter, which was the only letter which had not yet been tabled. In doing so I said that the letters tabled on January 29 had been printed as an appendix to Hansard. I find that is not so. They were tabled and they had been distributed at the time of the dominion-provincial conference, and had received a lot of publicity at that time. However they constituted a quite voluminous collection of letters, and there was no order made that they be printed as an appendix to Hansard.