On Monday we would like to move that the house go into committee of supply in order to call three new departments; probably public works, national defence and veterans affairs. After that., we shall continue with Bill No. 313, to amend the Supplemental Payments Act; next, the second reading of Bill No. 300, to amend the Canada Shipping Act, 1934. Then we *would move to revert to committee of supply to take up the estimates of transport, justice, post office and public works, although I do not know in what order we would proceed after transport.
With respect to the proposal to ask that three more departments be moved into supply on Monday, I wish to say that there will be no objection from this side of the house at any time to putting in as many departments as the government chooses; provided that each week the government will move to go into supply so that any grievances that hon. members may have can be spoken to. Our fear is that when you get so many departments into supply the time may come when you do not need to move to go into supply and we would be denied that privilege.
So far as we are concerned, put in as many departments as you like as early as you w'ant to in the session so long as you provide one opportunity in each week for hon. members to raise any questions that they may choose to raise.
There would be one exception next week when the budget will be down. Since we shall be discussing the budget, it will not be necessary to ask for that, but I think this would be a reasonable arrangement and I urge the minister to accept it.
Mr. Speaker, I believe I can give that assurance, because there w'ill be six more departments to be brought in. When the budget debate is concluded, each week we shall make the formal motion to go into supply.