Ernest George Hansell
Mr. E. G. HANSELL (Macleod):
Apropos of the statement of the minister may I rise to a question of privilege which I think affects every member of the house? It is not often that hon. members of the opposition hand bouquets to the government, but I wish to tell the Minister of National Defence how much I appreciate something that may not seem tremendously great, but which I think we all appreciate, namely, the announcement we received in the mail yesterday with respect to his decision to have maps placed in room 16 and an intelligence officer from his depart-
ment in attendance to explain to us the progress that has been made in the invasion. I think these little acts of kindness all go to help make a member's work more pleasant.
While I am on my feet may I also express my appreciation of the decision made by the Minister of National Defence for Air (Mr. Power) some time ago to have his department send to members of parliament casualty lists with respect to the R.C.A.F. May I ask the Minister of National Defence if he would give consideration to sending to members of parliament casualty lists as they affect the army and the Minister of National Defence for Naval Services casualty lists as they affect the navy? They are of tremendous help to hon. members.