I would be very happy to explain. I joined completely with the Minister
of National Defence, and I am happy to note we were in such total accord, in going contrary to the official opposition's effort to prevent this bill from being discussed in the house on Tuesday, when we had given notice to resort to the procedure under standing order 15A. He, like myself, did not wish to deny the House of Commons the opportunity to discuss this bill that day and make progress with it. As to the second point, the misuse by the hon. member of the word closure, I have already dealt with that.
Subtopic: MOTION FOR TIME ALLOCATION RESPECTING DEFENCE ACT AMENDMENT