Mr. Chairman, the proportions requested in the bill are intended to provide for all necessary requirements of the Public Service of Canada up to the second supply period of 1999-2000. In no instance is the total amount of an item being released by the bill.
The form of the supply bill is the usual one for interim supply bills.
Passage of the present bill shall not prejudice either the rights or the privileges of members to criticize any item in the estimates when it comes up for consideration in committee. The usual undertaking is hereby given that these rights and privileges shall be respected and shall be neither abolished nor limited in any way as a result of the passage of the present bill.