Mr. Speaker, before the
bill receives its second reading perhaps the Minister of Veterans Affairs will say something with respect to procedure on the second reading of senate bills. It was indicated a day or two ago that the procedure that had been followed was not to have discussion on second reading of these bills. It seems to me
we should have an explanation at some stage of these bills before giving them second reading.
Hon. IAN A. MACKENZIE: (Minister of Veterans Affairs): I believe the practice of
the house in days gone by has been that these senate bills should go first of all to the committee for discussion and then come back to the house. Personally I think there should be an explanation of any senate bill before it passes this house.
Motion agreed to and bill read the second time.