Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister):
I should like to inform the house that at the request of the Minister of Mines and Resources (Mr. MacKinnon) arrangements have been made to transfer the ministerial responsibility with respect to the trans-Canada highway project from his department to the department of the Minister of Reconstruction and Supply. This does not involve legislation, nor does it involve any formal action by the governor in council. The action has been
approved, however, by a minute of council. I am making the announcement to explain why any future matters or questions connected with that project will be dealt with by the Minister of Reconstruction and Supply.