Mr. JOHN BRACKEN (Leader of the Opposition):
I had a question which I had planned to direct to the Minister of Finance (Mr. Abbott) but speaking to him a few moments ago he intimated that it might more properly be directed to the Secretary of State for External Affairs. I do not expect an answer immediately, but perhaps I might be permitted to ask the question. In view of the legislation before the house dealing with the conservation of Canadian foreign exchange I I should like to ask if the government has received any official representation from the government of the United States as to the manner in which Canada should participate in the European recovery program commonly spoken of as the Marshall plan? If so, will the minister make it available to the house at an early day?
Right Hon. L. S. ST. LAURENT (Secretary of State for External Affairs): When I have seen the exact terms of the question just asked by the leader of the opposition I will be better able to give him an answer.
Subtopic: CANADIAN PARTICIPATION IN MARSHALL PLAN