March 26, 1924

SUPPLY. AGRICULTURE


The House in Committee of Supply, Mr. Gordon in the chair. Experimental farms, $1,400,000. Supply-Agriculture


CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

Mr. Chairman,

I do not know why on earth this item is called unless it be for the purpose of slipping agriculture in,-that is, without a proper motion to get into the estimates for Agriculture. That can be the only reason it is done; there was no notice given of it at all. The opposition has a right to the regular motion to go into committee of supply, having regard to the different departments, and the customary motion with respect to the Department of Agriculture has not yet been moved.

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Edward Mortimer Macdonald (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACDONALD (Pictou):

Was the

hon. gentleman going to move any motion? Is he hurt?

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

I do not understand the remarks of my hon. friend from Pictou.

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LIB

Edward Mortimer Macdonald (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACDONALD (Pictou):

Is the hon.

gentleman hurt in any way?

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

The hon. member will see what I am going to do when I do it. I am not asking him for permission to speak. I am just pointing out that there was no regular motion-and I stand corrected if I am wrong-to go into supply, having regard to the estimates of the Department of Agriculture, and I think under the ordinary rules the opposition has a right to that.

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William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

I think the

proceeding has been perfectly regular. The government has no intention of going on with the Agriculture estimates this afternoon; but, as my hon. friend knows, unless the government has already gone into supply of a particular department, it is impossible for it to proceed on either Thursday or Friday with the estimates of that department.

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

We shall proceed with the estimates for the Department of Agriculture either to-morrow or Friday. I intended to announce to-night that we would take up the estimates of the Department of . Agriculture after we got through with the Home Bank discussion to-morrow; if not to-morrow, then Friday. It is in order that we may be able to go on with supply on Friday and to get through the business of the House that we are going into com-mitte to-day.

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Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

I think my

right hon. friend will agree with me that we

have the right to debate the question of going into supply in connection with any department the first time it is called.

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

My hon.

friend has that right.

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

The hon. gentleman moves the House into supply. We are already in supply on Public Works. We need no motion to go into supply on Public Works. There was not the slightest intimation made in the motion put by his honour the Speaker that my hon. friend was going into supply for any other pur-6 p.m. pose except Public Works. He certainly did not say anything about Agriculture until we were in committee.

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William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

I must be

very much mistaken. I understood one of my colleagues mentioned to my hon. friend that the intention was to go into committee of supply on the estimates of the Department of Agriculture.

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LIB

George Newcombe Gordon (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

The CHAIRMAN:

Shall I report progress?

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

I object to reporting progress. After all, I think that is a pretty old rule and regulation of this House. All we want to know is exactly how we are going to be treated, and we can accommodate ourselves to it.

Progress reported.

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CANADIAN BUILDING IN LONDON

LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

I think I promised to lay on the Table before the House rose some papers relating to the Union Club building in London. The hon. Minister of Public Works (Mr. King) is here now, and has the return. I have been looking over other papers, which relate to certain efforts the government made to acquire a building in London, and in order that members may hate the full report before them, I will ask that some of this correspondence be added to what has been brought down. It does not touch the Union Club building but refers to other buildings.

At six o'clock the House adjourned, without question being put, pursuant to rule.

Questions

Thursday, March 27, 1924

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March 26, 1924