April 15, 1931 (17th Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

Mr. Speaker, I rise, not to delay the' proceedings, but rather to have it distinctly understood that in consenting to the grant of any interim supply, it is without prejudice to the rights of members to discuss fully any and every item of the main estimates now presented when they again come before the house; also that the passing of any item does not in any way commit us to the principle underlying any item. I should like to ask my right hon. friend that it might be also distinctly understood with respect to the portion of moneys now to be voted, that except such portion as may be necessary for salaries and other immediate purposes, those moneys do not become available for the purpose contemplated by the estimates until the full amount is appropriated by parliament in the regulat manner.

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