William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)
Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):
I table return to an order moved by the hon. member for Lake Centre (Mr. Diefenbaker) for a copy of all orders in council passed since July 15,1943, which amend, suspend or otherwise alter the operations of statutes, and so on. The hon. member will remember asking me last year if the government would not consider having these amendments presented in a form which would make them readily available to members of the house. I am glad to be able to inform him that this has been done. I would inform my hon. friend and other hon. members that a consolidated table of contents and reference index published quarterly by the privy council office as an appendix to the weekly publication "Canadian War Orders and Regulations" contains these various amendments to statutes. This is a quarterly consolidation including specific reference to statutes amended, suspended or referred to by order in council. The latest consolidation covers the last quarter of 1943. The consolidation for the first quarter of 1944, up to March 31, 1944, will be published shortly.
Subtopic: AMENDING, SUSPENDING OR ALTERING OPERATIONS OF STATUTES