Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister) moved:
.That standing order 28 respecting the committee of ways and means be suspended for the sittings of Thursday 25th February and Friday 26th February, 1937.
He said: Standing order 28, as hon. members know, obliges the Speaker to leave the chair on Thursday and Friday without question being put. It is the intention of the Minister of Finance (Mr. Dunning) to introduce his budget on Thursday next, and he wishes to do so with the Speaker in the chair.