withdraw. I am simply saying that the hon. member must have known from a reading of the resolution in his handiMr. PUGSLEY: Mr., Chairman, I call for your ruling on the point of order. I think that you should insist upon the hon. gen-
tleman's withdrawing his remarks before he proceeds.
point of order first. The hon. gentleman must have known from the terms of the resolution which he had in hie hand that it was possible for the Government to pay off a prior encumbrance, because the resolution distinctly says so.
And I am very sorry for my hon. friend's apparent lack of intelligence if he came to the conclusion from the reading of this resolution that the Government would, not have the power to pay off a prior encumbrance of $250, becau.se the resolution distinctly says that the Government has the right to pay off prior encumbrances.
hon. friend. I said nothing of the kind. What I referred to was the fact that the Minister of the Interior had told the member for Bonaventure (Mr. Marcil) that the Government would not be able to lend money on .second mortgages.