Mr. MACKENZIE KING:
Mr. Speaker, I have no desire to seek to supersede my hon. friend in the matter of the introduction of his bill, but I have already spoken to him about the matter. The procedure contemplated for to-day, as I think hon. members will recall, was that we would seek to proceed with the resolutions which were introduced by the Minister of Finance (Mr. Ilsley) on Monday last. It would not be possible under the rules to do this immediately without introducing a motion to proceed to government orders, and I am in a position to do so only on some measure that is debatable.
My hon. friend's motion for leave to introduce this bill is debatable. Therefore if he will permit me I am going to take advantage of this opportunity which the rules of the house afford^-I refer to standing order 48- to move that the house do now proceed to government orders. If this motion is agreed to the house will immediately reach the government order with respect to ways and means.
I might add, knowing the desire of hon. members for information on some matters, that to-morrow I will ask that leave be given the government at the beginning of the sitting to answer the questions appearing on the order paper and to deal with the notices of motion for the production of papers. I should say also to my hon. friend, to make the matter quite clear, that I do not wish to prevent him from proceeding with his bill, and that another opportunity of so doing will be given him at an early day.
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