Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister):
Mr. Speaker, I should like to move at this time a motion which stands in my name at page 20 of the order paper, in these words:
That on Monday, April 4th instant-
Which is today.
-government orders shall have precedence over all other business except questions and notices of motions for the production of papers.
The purpose of the motion is to enable the committee of the whole to consider the supplementary estimates for the financial year which ended on March 31, and which I think it is important to have dealt with as expeditiously as possible. If the house were to dispose of that matter today, it would be possible to have royal assent at the end of the day. Thereafter we would revert to the ordinary proceedings for Monday.
Subtopic: PRECEDENCE OF GOVERNMENT ORDERS ON MONDAY, APRIL 4