I do not know whether
the hon. gentleman desires that I should enter into an historical discussion, in the first in-
stance, of the incidents that led up to the present conditions in Manchuria and the difficulties that have been encountered in an amicable adjustment of the differences between Japan and China. If so, I shall have to take another occasion for that, but I should like to remind my hon. friend that Canada was not a member of the council of the league, and of course responsibility for the conduct of the business of the league when the assembly is not in session must rest with the council.
Subtopic: EXTERNAL AFFAIRS