There may well have been some doubt on that subject. The statement has been that the periods have not been too short. I am putting in some extra figures on these numbers. There is provision for both periods of rest and recuperation being extended for those. I wish to thank the hon. member for bringing up that point, because we must be abundantly careful to see that these men are not asked to take up the load again until they are fully fit so to do.
Topic: REINFORCEMENTS-QUESTIONING OF MINISTER OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
There is a set formula for that, and I think it would be very difficult to justify giving out information from which those rates could be calculated back. I do think that in discussing these matters in open session I must if anything err on the side of caution. We intend to give as much information as we can when there is no danger in discussing the matter, but in open discussion I am fearful that -
Topic: REINFORCEMENTS-STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF NATIONAL DEFENCE