Mr. E. G. Hansell (Macleod):
Mr. Speaker, may I interject a word or two which may be more in the nature of a point of order. I appreciate what has been said, and also appreciate the attitude of the Acting Secretary of State for External Affairs, when he suggests that the situation might be aggravated by discussion. But my point of order is that the matter is not now being debated.
As I listened to the minister it appeared to me that he was debating the issue. I would urge you, Mr. Speaker, to consider this matter, not on the basis of whether it will aggravate or alleviate the situation but purely on the basis of whether or not it is of urgent public importance.