Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):
Mr. Speaker, the house will remember that the other day I stated that I hoped to be able to make a statement on foreign affairs to-morrow. I am prepared to make that statement, and would like to do so on the motion to go into committee of supply on the estimates of the Department
of External Affairs, which have not yet been called. Thursday is a day upon which His Honour the Speaker leaves the chair without any question being put, and if I am to have the opportunity of making a statement in the manner I have suggested, which I imagine would best meet the convenience of the house, it will be necessary to obtain the unanimous consent of the house to suspend standing order 28. With the consent of the house, therefore, I move:
That standing order 28 be suspended in relation to the committee of supply with respect to the sittings of this house on Thursday and Friday the 30th and 31st March, 1939.
Subtopic: SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDER 28 TO PERMIT STATEMENT ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS ON MARCH 30