Thank you very much, Mr. Chair.
Just to summarize very briefly my remarks from the last day, the purpose of this motion is to be able to get the various ministers who are going to be responsible for spending the money under vote 40 to come here to discuss their plans. We've heard from a number of departments that they don't have very clear plans about what to do with the money, so it would be interesting to hear from those other departments. Of course, that's the purpose of this motion.
I do hope we're going to find time to resume consideration of the estimates either with or without the ministers. Of course, you'll know, Mr. Chair, that we now have over 200 potential amendments to vote 40 before us. Notice was served yesterday with respect to those amendments. I think it's important to try to make time to consider those.
Members of the committee will know—as I know you do—that June 10 is the deadline for estimates to be considered by committees. After that, they are deemed reported back to the House, whether or not they are in fact reported back by committees. Therefore, I would prefer to engage in that study with the ministers.
Even if we don't get the ministers, though, I think it's incumbent upon the committee to return to the study of the estimates as soon as possible so that we can at least deal with some of the 200 motions that have now been proposed to amend Treasury Board vote 40.
I understand that, if I cede the floor, we're going to have a vote on this motion, so I won't take any more of the committee's time with my remarks.