Order. If it is the wish of the h-ouse that the motion be carried subject to the remarks made by the parliamentary assistant, I would note the motion as being carried subject to the remarks that have been made.
I do not know how a motion can be carried with qualifications which contradict the motion. There is no legal opinion from the Department of Justice of which I have any knowledge whatever. I am willing to discuss it with-
I think this motion should be dropped and reframed because the qualifications are so contradictory to the motion that it leaves a result that does not mean anything. To begin with, there are no legal opinions from the Department of Justice. The motion calls for the production of a statement showing all claims submitted, and the hon. gentleman does not propose to press this so long as he gets the totals. Surely the way to do this is to drop the motion and then reframe a motion with which we can comply.
On a point of order, sir, you gave a ruling that this was carried subject to amendment, and I want the house to acept your ruling. It was satisfactory to me, and it was satisfactory to the parliamentary assistant who has the matter in hand. I think that your decision should prevail.