Hon. R. B. HANSON (Leader of the Opposition) :
Mr. Speaker, I desire to make a
brief statement and to base thereon a question to the Prime Minister (Mr. Mackenzie King). I regret exceedingly that the matter was brought to my attention so late that I could not apprise him of the subject matter, and if that is embarrassing or inconvenient I should not expect an immediate answer.
It is reported to me by the press that the president of the United States has stated that Great Britain and Canada will get one-half of the flying fortresses and other fighting planes, arms and munitions produced in the United States. I would ask the Prime Minister if this report has come to his attention, and if so, has he any statement to make on behalf of the government with respect to it?
Subtopic: PRESS REPORT AS TO ASSISTANCE BY THE UNITED STATES IN EMPIRE WAR EFFORT