I rise on a point of order, Mr. Chairman. In view of the matters which were being raised for discussion on this item at six o'clock, I ask Your Honour to permit the minister to answer briefly the relatively simple question asked by the hon. member for Winnipeg North. The minister appears to be in a fairly amiable mood. I think he must have had a restful week end. I am sure he is ready to answer that question which is related to the operations of his department.