The ACTING CHAIRMAN (Mr. Mutch):
The rule respecting speeches in committee is clear. Throughout this session a serious attempt has been made by the committee of the whole to get back to something more closely resembling the rules than the practice which prevailed during the difficult war years, when general discussion was permitted to a greater extent. As hon. members are aware, I do not ordinarily preside over the committee, and for that reason I hesitated at the beginning to rise or to interrupt, or to have my first words a reference to the rules. The rule, however, is specific in this matter, and if I am required to do so I shall have to rule to enforce it.