That is the answer we get every time. This is the first time the minister has not been prepared to admit that it is a good suggestion. I think the situation merits comment on the practice of changing cabinet ministers with such dizzying frequency that they cannot give answers when we ask a sensible question. Perhaps it is not fair to say that of the minister who, after all, is not the Prime Minister. He has taken over a job given to him, so perhaps we should not criticize him too strongly because he finds himself in a position where he cannot give an answer. I notice the former Minister of National Defence who is now Minister of Finance has just come into the chamber. Perhaps the present Minister of National Defence could discuss the matter with him because he had it before him on two occasions in two different sessions. Perhaps we could then get an answer, if not tonight, then when the resolution is again before the committee.
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