What my hon. friend is asking is why the purchase of defence supplies requires any powers whatever, other than the power to make the purchase. I think that is wha't he has in mind. He speaks of new powers, but there are no new powers contained in this bill. I wish he would see eye to eye with me on that, because as a matter of fact the powers contained in this bill have been in the legislation under which the appropriate minister has been operating, and they are the only authority he has or has had for defence purchasing.
Subtopic: PROVISION FOR PURCHASE OR ACQUISITION, STORING OF MATERIALS, ETC.