May 11, 1931 (17th Parliament, 2nd Session)


Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; Minister of Finance and Receiver General; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister) :

I think it well to say to the hon.
gentleman that certain of his observations as heard by me are in conflict with legislation over which at the moment we have very limited control. The statute of Westminster will clear up the situation. I mention this at the moment because I may not have caught the exact purport of his remarks but as the matter now stands, many of his suggestions could not be acted upon by this parliament.

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