Right Hon. J. G. Diefenbaker (Prime Minister):
Mr. Speaker, I should like to announce that the governor in council has appointed Mr. John English to be deputy minister of the Department of Trade and Commerce. Mr. English has served in the department for over 30 years since he entered the trade commissioner service in 1926. He has risen through the ranks, having served for many years in various appointments abroad as well as in responsible positions in the headquarters in Ottawa. He became director of the trade commissioner service in 1953, and in 1956 was made assistant deputy minister.
Subtopic: APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTY MINISTER OF TRADE AND COMMERCE