Hon. R. O. Campney (Minister of National Defence):
Mr. Speaker, speaking in the house on July 18 of last year on the defence estimates, I stated that it was my intention with respect to the future to combine the annual report of the department and the defence white paper into a single publication, at a considerable saving in labour and money, and to make it available in the early spring of each year for the previous calendar year.
This new type of report on defence has now been completed for 1956 and was tabled today. Copies in English are now available for members at the distribution office, and the French version will be available shortly.
Topic: NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic: TABLING OF COMBINED ANNUAL REPORT AND WHITE PAPER