I would point out, Mr. Speaker, that Mr. Meighen was dealing with the Canadian National Railways and he stated that it would be impossible to furnish parliament with the information, particularly in view of the size of the C.N.R. and the number of employees of that body.
He seemed in that case to be arguing away against Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation but in favour of the C.N.R.; and in my opinion at least he seemed to be taking the position that Mr. Meighen was correct in the attitude he then took.
For the reasons I have stated I would hope that the hon. member for Lake Centre (Mr. Diefenbaker) or the hon. member who speaks for him today would consent to the withdrawal of this motion.