Mr. St. Laurent:
There are orders in council awarding contracts, and they are not published. They are administrative acts. After tenders have been called the tenders come before a committee of council, and an order in council is made awarding the contract to the lowest tenderer. But there is no distinction between orders in council concerning trade and commerce and those concerning defence production, and orders in council that come from other departments.
Subtopic: SUMMARY FOR PERIOD APRIL 1 TO APRIL 30, 1952