William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)
Mr. MACKENZIE KING:
The government will be glad to consider the suggestion, but I do think that general legislation is more important than estimates, though estimates of course are one form of legislation. My hon. friend will realize that already this session a great deal of discussion of items that appear in the civil estimates has taken place on the war appropriation, also in addition there has been under discussion some of the civil estimates, so that there is not now the possibility that
the estimates will be left for consideration until the end of the session. On some Wednesdays we might take up civil government estimates; we might take them up on Monday or Tuesday, on Thursday or Friday. I would not wish to say that Wednesday would be reserved for that purpose. I think that precedence ought to be given to the bills we have, some of which are very important, and some of which will require a good deal of discussion.
Subtopic: WEDNESDAY SITTINGS