Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister):
I should like to lay on the table two copies im French and in English of order in council P.C. 174 of 1953, passed this morning, which provides that the Associate Minister of National Defence appointed under section 6A of the National Defence Act may in addition to the Minister of National Defence exercise and perform all the powers, duties and functions of the Minister of National Defence, unless and until the governor in council otherwise directs.
This order in council revokes order in council P.C. 4553 of November 24, 1952, whereby the Solicitor General was authorized to exercise jointly with the Minister of National Defence certain of the powers and iperform certain of the duties and functions provided under the defence act.
I table at the same time two copies of the order in council whereby the Hon. Ralph Campney was this morning appointed Associate Minister of National Defence.
Subtopic: TABLING OF ORDERS IN COUNCIL RESPECTING ASSOCIATE MINISTER