I do not wish to limit the latitude which hon. members may wish to take on this motion but I am asking myself whether it is in order at this moment to discuss whatever one might want to put forward before the committee after it is set up. In some cases when these motions come up there is no debate with respect to the subject matter to which it refers and in some cases there is debate. We had an example of that not long ago when the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation committee was created, but I assume it was by general agreement that a debate on C.B.C. policies took place at that time. Unless there is a similar agreement on this occasion when an hon. member makes passing reference to the subject matter I can see no objection to it, but if anyone wishes to deal at great length with a certain subject which he would like to see debated before the committee, I submit he ought to wait until the committee is set up and submit it there.
Subtopic: RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING
Sub-subtopic: ESTABLISHMENT OF COMMITTEE ON RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING OWNED, OPERATED AND CONTROLLED BY THE GOVERNMENT