Hon. C. C. BALLANTYNE (Minister of Naval Affairs):
If the Prime Minister will allow me,-I informed the leader of the Opposition in the early hours of this morning that the only official communication between the Government of Canada and the British Government was one cable through the proper channels here to the effect that we could not accept all the ships offered but enquiring whether we could get one cruiser and two destroyers. That is the only despatch that has passed between this Government and the Admiralty. If the leader of the Opposition desires to see a copy of that cable I shall be glad to place it on the Table.
Subtopic: CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN CANADIAN GOVERNMENT AND ADMIRALTY.