July 16, 1931 (17th Parliament, 2nd Session)


Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; Minister of Finance and Receiver General; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister) :

Like the right hon. gentleman
opposite, I was greatly surprised to see the report published in the newspapers. I know nothing about the matter but I have asked that inquiries be made as to who is responsible for the publication of the document before it was laid before parliament. I am greatly annoyed that it should have happened. It is a reflection upon parliament, is an improper thing to have done, and whoever is responsible for the information having been given to the press is guilty of a gross error so far as the house is concerned.

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