Order, please. I have the honour to lay upon the table the report of the Auditor General of Canada to the House of Commons for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1993.
I remind hon. members that, under Standing Order 108(3)( e ), this report is deemed to have been permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts.
It being two o'clock p.m., the House will now proceed to Statements by Members pursuant to Standing Order 31.
May I say a few words, more to give my colleagues information than anything else. I met earlier with the whips and through their negotiations and after discussions with me it was decided that we are to operate on a certain pattern for the next few days while negotiations are continued with the whips and the House leaders.
With regard to Standing Order 31 statements it has been agreed that we are to begin this way: We will have nine interventions by the government, three by the Official Opposition, three by the Reform Party, and we will work in the independents as we go along. This will be brought forth a little bit later.
As for the question period, at least for the next few days-