Sir Robert Borden moved:
That Sessional Paper No. 1S3, laid on the table of the House on the 1st June, instant, comprising reports from the several departments of the Government in respect to printing, etc., pursuant to a, resolution of the House of the 18th May, 1916, be referred to the Joint Committee of both Houses on the Printing of Parliament.
He said: The C mmittee on Printing last year made a very full report with regard to printing, and poirted out that a saving in expenditure might be effected in several directions, which they enumerated. That report was referred to the several departments of the Government with a direction that as soon as possible after the opening of the next session a report or memorandum should be laid on the Table indicating to what extent it might be possible to carry . out the recommendations of the committee, and in what respect, if any, those recommendations were not feasible. The reports of the several departments have been received and laid on the Table, and it is now proposed to refer them to the committee which initiated the matter.