March 2, 1948

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William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

I am not here for the amusement of hon. gentlemen opposite. I am here to see that parliamentary rules and practices are observed, and I intend to do so.

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William Earl Rowe

Progressive Conservative

Mr. ROWE:

Mr. Speaker-

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James Horace King (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Order.

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William Earl Rowe

Progressive Conservative

Mr. ROWE:

I might add that I am here to see that the public get the truth.

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George Randolph Pearkes

Progressive Conservative

Mr. PEARKES:

I want to direct a question to the Minister of National Defence. On February 26, at page 1639 of Hansard, he said:

It is no secret that the plan envisaged in garrisoning Hong Kong was that it might be held for a number of months, at the end of which-

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

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James Horace King (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Order. If the hon. member wishes to direct a question to the Minister of National Defence he should do so, and not give information.

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George Randolph Pearkes

Progressive Conservative

Mr. PEARKES:

My question is, did the Minister of National Defence envisage the holding of Hong Kong for a period of some months, until such time as United States and British naval forces could relieve the troops there, and were those hopes dashed-

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James Horace King (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Order. The hon. gentleman may put his question on the order paper.

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Answer! Answer!

Inquiries oj the Ministry

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James Horace King (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Order. I enjoy very much the good humour shown on one side of the house, but hon. members know perfectly well that while it is their privilege to direct questions to the ministers it is also the privilege of the ministers not to answer them if they do not wish to do so.

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Loran Ellis Baker

Liberal

Mr. L. E. BAKER (Shelburne-Yarmouth-Clare):

I rise to a question of privilege. As a member of parliament I want to see us get ahead with the business of the house. I think this George Drew letter is being given much more importance than it is worth. I say-

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Hear, hear.

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Oh, oh.

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

(Note: Owing to the noise in the chamber the remainder of the remarks of the hon. member could not be heard.)

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REPORT OF COMMITTEE


Second report of joint committee on the Indian Act.-Mr. Brown.


LEGISLATION


: rNQtrthV r AS to oi.d ace pensions and health '-iifcoqqo r. insurance measures hSS %0,'t : .'** ,, On the orders of the day:


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Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

Mr. STANLEY KNOWLES (Winnipeg North Centre):

In view of the reports that have appeared in the press from time to time may I ask the Minister of National Health and Welfare if he can indicate whether legislation respecting an improved old age pension plan and national health insurance will be introduced at this session.

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March 2, 1948