Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry. – in the House of Commons on 6th December 1938.

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Mr. M. MacDonald:

No, Sir. The legislation to which my hon. Friend refers was passed by the Commission of Government in very special circumstances arising out of a decision of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland which, on a matter of construction, disclosed a defect in the Fish Marketing Act, 1936. It was designed to prevent a situation arising which would have affected detrimentally the interests of the Newfoundland fish exporting trade generally. I feel sure that the Commission of Government keep clearly in mind the importance of the point raised in the last part of the question.