William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)
Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):
If I remember rightly,
when I replied to my hon. friend's question on the previous occasion I intimated that if we concluded the debate towards the end of a week we would not in that week go on with the trade agreement. I might take advantage of this opportunity to mention that, to-morrow being a government day, the government would like, if possible, to proceed with such business as appears under the head of government business, and to that end I intend later to ask the permission of the house to proceed to the order for government notices of motion in order to advance
The Address-Mr. Cleaver
three or four resolutions. I had intended asking the house for permission to have the resolutions advanced a stage to-day so that to-morrow they might appear on the order paper under government orders. The resolutions will be found at page 34 of to-day's order paper. I would also ask my hon. friend -I do not suggest that he give me a reply at the moment; I simply mention the matter now so that he may have time to think it over-whether we might also have permission to go into committee of supply on the estimates of some department should the other business be summarily concluded. In that event we should like to take the estimates of the department of national revenue or those of agriculture.
Subtopic: PROCEDURE RESPECTING CANADA-UNITED STATES TRADE AGREEMENT AND OTHER BUSINESS FOLLOWING ADDRESS