Right Hon. L. B. Pearson (Prime Minister):
Mr. Speaker, the right hon. gentleman has raised a very important question and I hope, speaking for the government, I will be given an opportunity to look into it and make a statement, a fuller statement, tomorrow or at the latest on Monday. But I think I should say at once that any arrangements between the provincial governments and the federal government on this matter were dealt with in the exchange of correspondence which has been tabled, and there is no arrangement I know of which goes beyond that correspondence.
I should also add at once, Mr. Speaker, that of course it is understood by us all, and I think by those concerned in Westminster, that no amendment to the British North America Act, which is within the constitutional jurisdiction of the United Kingdom parliament,
Assistance to Secondary Airports can be entertained by that parliament except on an address, and solely on an address, of both houses of this parliament.
Subtopic: MR. DIEFENBAKER-PROPOSED ADDRESS TO HER MAJESTY BY QUEBEC LEGISLATURE