Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):
Mr. Speaker, I should
like to table orders in council passed to-day appointing certain parliamentary assistants.
Mr. R. W. Mayhew, the hon. member for Victoria, has been appointed parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Finance (Mr. Ilsley).
Mr. W. C. Macdonald, the hon. member for Halifax, and Mr. Hugues Lapointe, the hon. member for Lotbiniere, have been appointed parliamentary assistants to the Minister of National Defence (Mr. Abbott). As the house is aware, the Minister of National Defence has responsibility for naval services as well as for the army. Mr. Macdonald will be concerned particularly with naval services, and Mr. Lapointe with the army.
Subtopic: ANNOUNCEMENT WITH RESPECT TO APPOINTMENTS