Right Hon. C. D. Howe (Minister of Trade and Commerce):
Mr. Speaker, I may as well clear the matter up now. A representative of one of our newspapers was writing an article on atomic energy marking a ten year anniversary of some kind in respect of the use of atomic energy for war purposes. He asked me when I thought there would be commercial use of atomic energy as power. I gave him my estimate as being five years. I did not regard it as an important announcement, and it is simply my own opinion based on what I have seen of the development of important work in that direction.
Subtopic: FORECAST OF COMMERCIAL USE