September 11, 1939 (18th Parliament, 5th Session)

CON

Robert James Manion (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

I think it would be far
better with the section struck out than as it is. In all probability the House of Commons will meet, say in January. If I may judge from the experience in the last war, that session will probably not last as long as ordinarily, which means it might last a couple of months, as did the session following the special session in the last war. If this provision is left as it is, it would mean that June 30 is the earliest date for a report, and the House of Commons would probably be prorogued or dissolved before that date. I think it would be far better to leave the clause out altogether, as in 1914.

Topic:   WAR APPROPRIATION BILL
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR GRANTING TO HIS MAJESTY AID FOR NATIONAL DEFENCE AND SECURITY
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