Mr. J. H. Dickey (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Defence Production):
Mr. Speaker, on a question of privilege, I wish to refer to a statement made in the house on Monday, March 2, by the hon. member for Kamloops (Mr. Fulton) as reported on pages 2511 and 2512 of Hansard. He is reported as saying:
This question has been on the order paper for over two months and I am saying that I hope it is not part of a pattern of suppressing information.
Yesterday the hon. member corrected his language by substituting the word "one" for "two" to conform with the actual facts. As the bringing forward of answers to questions, particularly the one referred to by the hon. member, is one of my responsibilities I feel bound to reject categorically any attempt to imply that information is being suppressed.
The records of the Department of Defence Production show that since the opening of this session of parliament-
Subtopic: PROCEDURE OF DEPARTMENT IN ANSWERING QUESTIONS