Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister):
I desire to lay on the table copies of two orders in council passed under the Transfer of Duties Act. The first is P.C. 1166, dated March 15, 1949, transferring the industrial defence board from the Department of National Defence to the Department of Trade and Commerce; the other is P.C. 1303, dated March 18, 1949, transferring to the Solicitor General the powers and duties pertaining to the exercise of the royal prerogative of mercy.
Subtopic: INDUSTRIAL DEFENCE BOARD