On Friday evening I asked the Minister of Finance what the business for to-day would be, and his reply was:
On Monday we might he prepared to take any bills on the order paper, and supply, Fisheries, Pensions and National Health, National Revenue and Finance.
Mr. Neill: In that order?
Mr. Dunning: If possible, in that order, but I am not sure about some of the ministers.
Now apparently it is proposed to take up a department which is not named here- agriculture. The situation is this, that some of the hon. members on this side of the house who are responsible for intelligently discussing these estimates and getting them through in the shortest space of time because of the knowledge they have of the subject, are not here to-day. I suggest to the minister that we should probably make more rapid progress if we took some of the departments which he mentioned. I know that as regards some of these agriculture items there are hon. members who are not here to-day who desire to discuss them at some length.