Hon. Douglas Abbott (Minister of Finance):
Mr. Speaker, this special supplementary estimate is for an item of $2 million to provide assistance to unemployable veterans who are in receipt of disability pensions under the Pension Act. Ordinarily I would make the formal motion that it be referred to the committee of supply, but since this estimate, together with other matters respecting veterans, is to be considered by the veterans affairs committee, I move instead:
That the message of His Excellency, together with the estimates presented this day. be referred to the special committee on veterans affairs, saving always the powers of the committee of supply in relation to the voting of public moneys.