Major James William Coldwell
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)
Mr. M. J. COLDWELL (Rosetown-Biggar):
Mr. Speaker, can the government give the house any information concerning the progress of the wheat committee which has been conferring in London with regard to the matter of calling a conference on the international wheat situation? I have been asked what progress has been made, and I should be glad if before prorogation we could get some statement from the Minister of Trade and Commerce (Mr. Euler).
Hon. CHARLES A. DUNNING (Minister of Finance): Mr. Speaker, I have not seen the latest messages. The efforts of the committee, which has been mentioned in the house before, are still continuing, but the government is not aware of the present state of its work. It is a preparatory committee and is endeavouring to iron out certain difficulties in advance. Messages pass constantly with regard to the difficulties and problems raised by the various nations, but the government has no accurate information as to the present state of the committee's work.