There being no questions or comments on the intervention by the hon. member for Vancouver Quadra and before we get into debate, I would like to make something clear because there was a misunderstanding a little bit earlier.
During the time for questions and comments that are usually five minutes, if there are a number of members standing when I call for questions and comments who have indicated that they would like to participate in the questions and comments, then I will try to advise who will be called for questions and comments. At that time, it is obvious that if there are five minutes to spend on questions and comments and three people who wish to make a question or a comment, it requires about 30 to 40 seconds with a little bit of leeway. After that, the point is going to have to be made and the response is going to have to be made with equal brevity. If we do not do that, we are not going to get the opportunity to have as many members participate. If there is only one member standing then we will have much more latitude for the question, comment or response. That is the way we have been proceeding for the last two years. That is the way I intend to proceed, in the absence of advice otherwise, for the next two years.