Hon. F. G. Bradley (Secretary of State):
On Monday last, April 13, the hon. member for Royal (Mr. Brooks) asked me if the government had arranged to meet representatives of the national council of Canadian prisoners of war and if so when such meeting was to take place. I only received notice of the question as I came into the house and did not have the relevant details. During the last few days I have been absent from the house but I would now like to answer the question by saying that my colleague, the Minister of Veterans Affairs (Mr. Lapointe), received representatives of the national council of Canadian prisoners of war on February 18 last, after which he brought their representations before the government. After a great deal of consideration I was authorized to address a letter to the secretary of the national council of Canadian prisoners of war, a copy of which I now table.
Subtopic: MEETING OF REPRESENTATIVES OF NATIONAL COUNCIL WITH GOVERNMENT