Mr. MACKENZIE KING:
I realize that it would require the unanimous consent of the house to proceed with the second reading at this moment, but seeing that there is only one clause in the measure and that it is so readily understood, I thought that at this stage of the session the house would permit the second reading this morning. However, if hon. gentlemen of the C.C.F. group are opposed to the second reading taking place this morning, perhaps they would permit it to take place later on today. I ask that simply because I am anxious to expedite the business of the session and there are some other matters to which I have to give a great deal of attention in these closing days.
Subtopic: ADDITIONAL ALLOWANCE TO GOVERNMENT AND OPPOSITION LEADERS IN SENATE