Hon. R. B. HANSON (Leader of the Opposition):
May I ask the Prime Minister if the government will give consideration to permitting the ordinary course of procedure to be followed with respect to the motions of private members. It will be recalled that in previous sessions of this parliament the government took the initiative in taking away from private members their undoubted right to discuss matters which they desire to place on the order paper. I had no great objection to that in the first session or two, but I think that right ought to be restored at the earliest possible moment, and I would ask that the government give consideration to that point of view.