November 22, 1979 (31st Parliament, 1st Session)

NDP

Stanley Howard Knowles (N.D.P. House Leader)

New Democratic Party

Mr. Knowles:

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I said nothing when you asked if the arrangements you made were acceptable, mainly because they are, but I rise now to suggest that although the arrangements you have proposed would make possible three separate debates at the report stage, frankly I do not think three separate debates are necessary, and I am suggesting that you might allow the House in the first debate, which is on motions Nos. 1 and 3, to cover the whole package of amendments. We who were on the committee understand that it took several amendments to do the job, technically speaking, but for my part I would be quite satisfied

to say what I have to say at the report stage in one debate, if the rest of the members will agree.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   OLD AGE SECURITY ACT
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