Mr. J. G. Diefenbaker (Prince Albert):
Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Secretary of State for External Affairs, and ask him whether there is any foundation for the radio report this morning that Khrushchev and Bulganin were coming to Canada. Has any such invitation been extended, or has there been any indication from the government of the U.S.S.R. in relation thereto?
6. What is the mileage, by sea, between Esquimau harbour and Rocky Point?
7. Can lighters remain at Rocky Point in all weather?
8. What is the average time required for (a) ammunitioning; (b) de-ammunitioning, direct from
(i) the jetty; (ii) lighters, for the various types of Royal Canadian naval vessels using the Rocky Point magazine?
9. On how many occasions during the past six months have the operations of ammunitioning and de-ammunitioning been suspended on account of weather?
Answer by: Hon. R. O. Campney (Minister of National Defence):
2. 216'6" long by 50'3" wide.
4. By lighter.
6. Eight miles.
8. (i) (a) and (b) see answer to part 4;
(ii) (a) and (b) Bay class, 3 working hours; Bangor, 10 working hours; Frigate, 16 working hours; Destroyer, 20 working hours.
Subtopic: EXTERNAL AFFAIRS