Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):
Mr. Speaker, yesterday the hon. member for Fraser Valley (Mr. Cruiek-shank) made mention of a question of which he had sent me notice and which I said I would reply to to-day. With the permission of the house I will now read the question and give the reply. His question was:
In view of the fact that Canada is one of the three partners in the development of atomic energy, and that the United States has made provision for 120 senators and congressmen to attend Operation Crossroad at Bikini Atoll, will the Prime Minister tell the house how many Canadian senators and members of parliament will be sent to represent Canada's interest?
The answer is: I understand that the United States government had invited a small congressional committee of less than ten senators and congressmen to attend the operation which
it was proposed to have held at Bikini Atoll. As the hon. member knows, this operation has been postponed sine die. The operation was to be entirely sponsored by the UnitedNStates government, ^nd invitations were therefore issued by them. We had received an indication that some Canadian observers would be welcome. It has not been decided who would be selected for this mission.
Subtopic: CANADIAN REPRESENTATION AT OPERATION CROSSROAD, BIKINI ATOLL