The minister has outlined the way in which this has been dealt with in the past, and what he has suggested does make for a more orderly approach. However, at this stage of the session there is, I understand, a rush to finish our business, presumably by next week end. This being the case the committee could easily find itself in the position of spending an inordinately long time in discussing citizenship and immigration at the expense of the time which
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Topic: WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic: DEPARTMENT OF CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION