It is an important question; but questions asked when the orders of the day are called must be urgent, and on important questions of public concern. There is a provision in our rules for putting questions to the ministry through the order paper. That is the usual procedure. There is no provision in our rules for asking oral questions of the ministry; however, it is a custom which has grown up.
Under our rules. questions are answered on two or three days of each week. As I said before, only urgent questions on important matters of public concern should be asked at this time. A question that can wait two or three days for an answer should not be asked. I sometimes feel that too much latitude is given in the asking of questions.
Inquiries of the Ministry All I can do is to ask members of the house to try to follow the established practice in respect to asking questions.