Mr. MACKENZIE KING:
I should like the item to stand. The hon. member for Quebec East, among others, wishes to speak on it.
To enable the governor in council for and as one of the purposes of section 9 of the Supplementary Public Works Construction Act, 1935, to authorize the Minister of Finance to make loans to the railway companies for the betterment or repair of railway equipment out of any sum authorized by subsection 4 of said section 9 to be expended for the purchase of railway equipment, any such loan to be in reduction of the sum so authorized to be expended, $1.