I suppose it is within the knowledge of Lon. members that after the empire marketing board ceased to function, a conference was held at London of representatives of the United Kingdom and the various dominions and colonies, and it was arranged that instead of Great Britain paying the entire, sum payments should be made by all dominions and by Great Britain. Great Britain made the largest unit payment, Canada the next, then Australia, then South Africa, then New Zealand, and finally one unit was paid by Newfoundland. That committee looks after our imperial shipping interests in' connection with insurance matters for instance in Hudson bay and matters of that sort as well as the other items that are mentioned in the appropriation.
Subtopic: EXTERNAL AFFAIRS