Mr. R. L. BORDEN.
Mr. Speaker, it appears that a motion moved by the hon. member for North Toronto (Mr. Foster) on the 14th instant was defective in form. It demanded a statement showing the cost of the Senate of Canada for each year since the fiscal year 1896. That information can only be obtained by a message to the Senate. I therefore beg to move, on behalf of Mr. Foster :
That a message be sent to the Senate requesting that tlieir honours will be pleased to grant to this House a statement showing the cost of the Senate of Canada for each year since the fiscal year 1896, under the headings of the number of senators, indemnity, travelling expenses, printing, stationery and contingencies.
I have been asked by Mr. Foster to make this motion to correct a defect in form which was called to his attention toy the officers of the House.