I should like to point out that order in council P.C. 4233 refers to twenty-four individual immigrants. There are included in this number three persons about whom the hon. member for Winnipeg North (Mr. Stewart) has asked for the production of papers. The order for return was passed on February 9, 1949, as appears by Votes and Proceedings No. 11.
The names of the three persons are G. B. Montel, J. G. Labedan and A. C. E. Boussat.
As there has not been any question raised about the twenty-one other persons, I assume it is the three persons I have mentioned in whom the member is interested. I suggest that the hon. member withdraw his motion; there is no need to copy the papers again. I can arrange to have the extra copy of the other return filed, if the hon. member so wishes.
My purpose in making this request is simple. All members of the house are aware of the large amount of work being done by the staff of the immigration branch and the pressure and strain under which they are working. I therefore wish to avoid, whenever possible, asking them to do unnecessary tasks.
Subtopic: ORDER IN COUNCIL P.C. 4233