March 29, 1939

CIVIL SERVICE SUPERANNUATION ACT-CONCURRENCE IN SECOND REPORT


Mr. MALCOLM McLEAN (Melfort) presented the second report of the special committee appointed, to inquire into the operation of the Civil Service Superannuation Act, and moved that the report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


MARINE AND FISHERIES-CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT


Mr. A. E. MacLEAN (Prince) presented the first report of the standing committee on marine and fisheries, and moved that the report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDER 28 TO PERMIT STATEMENT ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS ON MARCH 30


On the order for motions:


LIB

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

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, the house will remember that the other day I stated that I hoped to be able to make a statement on foreign affairs to-morrow. I am prepared to make that statement, and would like to do so on the motion to go into committee of supply on the estimates of the Department

of External Affairs, which have not yet been called. Thursday is a day upon which His Honour the Speaker leaves the chair without any question being put, and if I am to have the opportunity of making a statement in the manner I have suggested, which I imagine would best meet the convenience of the house, it will be necessary to obtain the unanimous consent of the house to suspend standing order 28. With the consent of the house, therefore, I move:

That standing order 28 be suspended in relation to the committee of supply with respect to the sittings of this house on Thursday and Friday the 30th and 31st March, 1939.

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CCF

James Shaver Woodsworth

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

May I ask the

Prime Minister if opportunity will be afforded for general discussion?

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

The procedure adopted last year, and in previous years, was to have a statement made in the first instance by the Secretary of State for External Affairs while His Honour the Speaker was in the chair, and then have the debate proceed with the Speaker in the chair. When the debate concludes we will then go into committee on the estimates of the Department of External Affairs, at which time detailed discussion can take place, as it always does, in the form of questions and answers.

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CCF

James Shaver Woodsworth

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

It could run right over if necessary?

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

Yes.

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CON

Harry Gladstone Clarke

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. H. G. CLARKE (Rosedale):

Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister (Mr. Mackenzie King) has stated that to-morrow he will discuss external affairs. Could he give the house any information as to conditions in Europe, as the Toronto Telegram of last night reports thirty-four members of the British House of Commons calling for an all-party government to start mobilization-

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?

Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

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CON

Harry Gladstone Clarke

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLARKE (Rosedale):

-of the nation's wealth, man-power and industry, in preparation for any emergency?

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LIB

Walter Edward Foster (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I think that is a question which may stand until to-morrow, when the debate will take place.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

I understand the hon. member's question is with regard to conditions in Europe. I hope to have a good deal to say on that subject to-morrow.

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Motion agreed to. Questions


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


March 29, 1939