Mr. Speaker, I want to support you in the comments you made earlier about the way in which you would deal with points of order and questions of privilege during the question period. As I recall the rules, when we made the changes that put the Standing Order 43 motions at two o'clock and the questions following not later than 2:15, we made a great reform in this House. Up until that time there had been a question period of a certain length. It was always very difficult to determine when that question period came to an end. The intervention of points of order and questions of privilege sometimes resulted in the question period extending for a great deal longer than apparently was provided for in the rules.
I hope, Mr. Speaker, we will not revert to that situation. I believe it is important for order in this House that the question period should end at a particular time. That being so, I hope that you will follow your present practice of considering points of order and questions of privilege after the question period is over.
Topic: ORAL QUESTION PERIOD