Before putting the question to the House, I might say that I have examined the bill. I have found in some clauses a possibility of an infringement upon the prerogatives of the Crown respecting public expenses. There may be other curative provisions in the bill, but I want simply to file a caveat with the House at this time that I have observed these procedural problems. We have addressed ourselves to them in a preliminary way. While the bill will be read a first time, it is done with the caution, at the time the bill comes forward for actual consideration by the House, that first these procedural matters will have to be examined. They will have to be addressed and a ruling will have to be made by the Chair.
Subtopic: NATIONAL ENERGY BOARD ACT
Sub-subtopic: MEASURE TO AMEND