Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister):
The officers of the Canadian
national European flood relief fund are anxious to have an announcement made of the amount parliament will be asked to appropriate as the Canadian government's contribution to the fund. This will, of course, appear in the supplementary estimates when they are tabled, but the officers feel there would be an advantage in having the fact known at this time. I think that if it is to be known, it should be announced here. The government will ask parliament to appropriate the sum of $1 million for that purpose.