Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister):
I am in a position to repeat what I said yesterday, that I did not believe that the Minister of National Defence had made any such statement. As soon as it was possible to do so the remarks of the leader of the opposition were sent to Paris by dispatch, but it so happened that the Minister of National Defence and the Secretary of State for External Affairs had already left Paris for Rome before the dispatch arrived there. The Minister of National Defence was communicated with by telephone this morning and had not yet received the dispatch but was making every possible endeavour to get it. He is to send me a dispatch from Rome just as soon as he sees the text reporting what was attributed to him.