Mr. W. M. Benidickson (Kenora-Rainy River):
Mr. Speaker, I think the house will welcome the announcement made by the minister, coming as it does at this season of the year. I believe it is well in advance of some other years, and certainly the payment is up to average. At a later time perhaps we might be able to hear from the minister as to the progress that is being made in th.e utilization of the increasing surplus of storage facilities that I believe has become available over the winter months, so the quota restrictions will not be as severe as those in force in other years.
The distribution of this amount of money will, of course, be welcomed in western Canada. The minister indicated that the wheat board would be able to commence to process payment within two or three weeks. Has he any indication as to just how long it will take to complete the job?