Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):
Mr. Speaker, yesterday the Leader of the Opposition (Mr. Bracken) asked if I would make a statement to the house today about remaining legislation, and as to whether any measures of which notice has not already been given will be introduced. I said at the time I thought everything had been included in what was set forth in the statement I made to the house several weeks ago. I wish to say now I find I am right in that particular.
There is on the Votes and Proceedings of today notice of a measure to be introduced by the Minister of Finance (Mr. Abbott) and to which I made reference before. I draw special attention to its appearance in today's Votes and Proceedings. The Minister of Finance intends to introduce another bill of some importance, but not for the purpose of proceeding with it at this session. Rather it will be introduced so that it may be considered by hon. members between now and the next session of parliament. The bill is An Act to Amend and Consolidate the Income War Tax Act. As I say, it is being introduced solely for the information of the house. As the bill is lengthy and intricate it was thought by the government it would not be wise to proceed with it at this session, but that it should be taken up in the next session.
I wish to make clear, as I did before, that there may be some bills arising from reports to the house by committees. It is not likely that there will be many, but there will be at least one or two.
It is not the intention of the government to proceed with the bill to amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, or with the
Old Age Pensions
resolution respecting the conservation of fisheries on the high seas, both of which were announced to the house on May 21.
Again, as a result of discussion on the estimates, it may well be that some subject will come Up which the house may decide should be dealt with in some way other than merely by discussion on the estimates. I have in mind for example the question of the controlling of traffic on parliament hill, which has been referred to at different times and which, to meet the situation, may necessitate some small amendment to an existing measure.
With the exception of that type of measure which would arise out of discussion, I cannot think of any others it is intended to introduce at this time. It would not do for me to say there will be nothing else; something might arise between now and the close of the session which is totally unforeseen at the present time. However I hope there will not be anything; and at this time I know of nothing likely to come up.
Subtopic: FURTHER LEGISLATION-MEASURES NOT TO BE PROCEEDED WITH