Mr. R. R. Knight (Saskatoon):
there is no motion before the house, Mr. Speaker, perhaps you will grant me the privilege of thanking the Prime Minister (Mr. St. Laurent) for the announcement he has made this morning concerning grants to universities. There may be some debate as to the method or basis upon which such grants should be made. I noticed no mention of an allotment of grants on the basis of need, but we will leave that for the moment.
The Prime Minister has taken a step in the right direction. I hope that as a result of this action the universities will be able to reduce their fees, so that a university education may not be denied to any deserving
NATO Forces Agreement student. I congratulate the Prime Minister and his government upon the step which they are now taking.