On the orders of the day:
Mr. HOWARD C. GREEN (Vancouver South): Mr. Speaker, several returns and reports which should have been tabled during the session have not yet been brought down. I refer particularly to the annual report of the Department of Mines and Resources. The last report tabled was for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1946. I think an arrangement should be .made to table the report for the year ended March 31, 1947, before the house prorogues. Furthermore, I believe no report has been tabled from the Department of Reconstruction and Supply for over two years. I am informed that its last report was for
Inquiries of the Ministry
the year 1944-45. Could these reports be tabled, or otherwise made available to members?
Hon. J. A. MaeKINNON (Minister of Mines and Resources): An inquiry was made before, during the absence I think of the hon. member for Vancouver South (Mr. Green), for the report of my department, and the explanation was given that it is in the hands of the printers. It is unfortunate that it has not been made available earlier, but every effort will be made in future years to table the report as early as possible in the session.