July 16, 1942 (19th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

May I interrupt to point out to my hon. friend that the house is not in secret session at the present time. If I understand him aright, he is disclosing alleged information which, if true, it might be quite proper to give in a secret session but which I should think it was wholly improper to make public in the manner in which he is doing at the present time. I would not interrupt my hon. friend except to say to him that I think he should give the government what
Shipping Losses

information he has or has received, not in a public way, as at present, but in order that we may decide whether or not a secret session should be held. If we refuse the secret session, that would be the time my hon. friend might make his protest.

Topic:   SHIPPING LOSSES
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR SECRET SESSION-MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT UNDER STANDING ORDER 31
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