I do not think that question requires an answer at all. If the hon. member was listening he would know I said that the Prime Minister's statement meant one department. Why should I say four departments?
It seems so foolish, when the department is available and when members are willing, that the hon. member who is acting as leader of the opposition should try to delay those departments getting into supply.
Are we going to follow out the understanding, or are we going to violate it? There is no desire to hold up the business, but the two departments taken will meet the requirements of the government to have something to deal with and something to discuss.
If the hon. member thinks there is a breach of any understanding, we certainly will not proceed. But really I do not see why we should not go into those departments, in order to be ready to go on with them when the time comes. No hon. member is losing any privilege or any right by permitting that. But if the hon. member insists-