On a point of Order. In answering Question No. 45 to-day the Prime Minister stated that the Government's proposals regarding Service pay and allowances were embodied in a White Paper which would be available to hon. Members. I understand that this White Paper is now in the Vote Office but will not be available to Members until late in the day. Can you, Mr. Speaker, indicate whether there is any reason why the White Paper should not be released to Members forthwith?
That has nothing to do with me. We only receive the Papers and issue them as instructed by the Government Departments, who usually say that they shall not be issued before a certain time. But, as I have said, the matter is outside my province.
Lieut-Commander Gurney Braithwaite:
Will the Patronage Secretary use his good offices to secure the issue of this White Paper now, as its contents may have a bearing on the points which Members desire to raise in the Debate on the Budget Resolutions?