Mr. MACKENZIE KING:
hon. member speaks, may I make perfectly clear the position I took in addressing His Honour the Speaker. I did not oppose the motion which the hon. member was making, nor did I oppose the idea of a secret session. What I said was that the government would have to assume responsibility either for holding or withholding a secret session, and in order to have the information on which to reach a correct decision I asked) the hon.
member if he had spoken to the minister concerned and given him the facts which would enable the government to reach a decision. That is as far as I went in what I said.
Subtopic: REQUEST FOR SECRET SESSION-MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT UNDER STANDING ORDER 31