Hon. Donald S. Macdonald (President of the Privy Council):
Mr. Speaker, there have been discussions with respect to the work of the external affairs committee and I think there is general agreement in the house that it would be desirable to have a further order of reference to the committee so that it may continue with the order of work that has already been planned. I believe there would be unanimous agreement to the acceptance of an order in the following terms:
That the standing committee on external affairs and national defence be instructed, and hereby is instructed, to hear evidence on and to consider the national defence policy of Canada.
If it is acceptable to the house that could be made an order of the house.
Subtopic: EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic: DISCUSSION OF NATIONAL DEFENCE POLICY IN STANDING COMMITTEE