Right Hon. J. G. Diefenbaker (Prime Minister):
Mr. Speaker, with leave of the house I should like to refer to a question I was discussing the other day, namely the undertaking to provide another day for the discussion on the bill on capital punishment. Since the discussion took place on the last occasion, and as this is not a government matter but rather one for the hon. members concerned and the house in general, I think the matter might be dealt with by each of the private members particularly concerned as mover and seconder of the bill. I simply point out that the attitude taken by myself on behalf of the government was that in view of the great importance of the subject another day was required, and the government would be prepared to expedite the opportunity.
Subtopic: WITHDRAWAL OF BILL NO. C-6, RESPECTING CAPITAL PUNISHMENT