Order. The hon. leader
of the opposition (Mr. Graydon) has, as he himself has said, transgressed the rules in asking his questions regarding a newspaper statement. If any member asking a question on the orders of the day based on a newspaper statement wished to identify himself with the truth or accuracy of the report, then of course he would be in order, but simply to read reports from newspapers and make statements aoout them is clearly outside what is permissible on the orders of the day. I would suggest that hon. members paraphrase what is contained in a newspaper statement or give whatever information they may have regarding it or whatever authority they have for its accuracy. But the minister may reply if he wishes to.
Mr. GRA\DON: Mr. Speaker, I asked for
the consent of the house to transgress the rules, and I did not transgress without that consent.
Subtopic: FURTHER REPORT AS TO DESTRUCTION OR ABANDONMENT OF STORES .