HC Deb 26 June 1940 vol 362 cc445-6
38. Mr. Burke

asked the Minister of Supply whether every effort is being made to use Canada's industrial capacity to the fullest degree; and what steps are being taken to ensure that this is so?

The Minister of Supply (Mr. Herbert Morrison)

Yes, Sir; every effort is being made, in conjunction with His Majesty's Government in Canada, to utilise Canada's industrial capacity to the fullest extent.

Mr. Burke

Has the Minister had his attention drawn to statements both in the Press of Canada and in this country and in letters received from Canada by many people in this country, expressing a feeling of great frustration because offers from Canada have been very tardily investigated and taken up in this country?

Mr. Morrison

I am afraid that some of these controversial matters involve internal Dominion political considerations with which it would not be right for me to deal, but I can assure my hon. Friend that I am anxious to get the greatest possible output from the Dominion of Canada.