Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister):
The hon. gentleman sent me notice of his intention to ask this question, and the answer is as follows:
The question of awards and financial administration for the dominion drama festival is of course a matter which comes under the full control of the authorities of the festival.
In the report of the royal commission on national development in the arts, letters and sciences there were recommendations dealing with cultural activities such as those of the dominion drama festival, the implementation of which will require legislative action. This special matter is related to a good many other similar activities, and it is not possible to deal with them all at once. The government is continuing to give consideration to the recommendations of the report of the Massey commission, and, when decisions as to the appropriate action to be recommended to parliament are made, they will be announced in the usual way.
Subtopic: QUESTION AS TO AWARDS