May 26, 1930 (16th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

James Layton Ralston (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

I told my hon. friend that the time had not come for the agreement as to contribution. We are at present talking about an agreement to restrict, and the agreement to restrict was that Canada's naval needs and requirements would not be such as to cause to be exceeded the collective total stated by the United Kingdom in its statement and which is now contained in the treaty as the collective total for the British commonwealth of nations. When the time comes for the members of the British commonwealth of nations to meet together and decide upon their requirements, that will be the time when my hon. friend's question may be properly answered.

Topic:   NAVAL CONFERENCE
Subtopic:   APPROVAL OF TREATY FOR LIMITATION OF ARMAMENT
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