Sir WILFRID LAURIER:
Mr. Speaker, by your leave I want to call your attention to a point'of parliamentary procedure which was called to your attention yesterday, but on which you did not give any ruling. Your attention was called to the fact that the hon. member for Springfield (Mr. Richardson) did not record his vote. The rule of the House is that, if the Speaker's attention is drawn to the fact that a member did not vote, the Speaker will call upon him to record his vote. I was quite familiar with the rule, but I did not have it under my hand, and it would' have taken some time to find it. As the House was rather im-
patient, I thought I would defer the matter until to-day. In Bourinot, fourth edition, at page 381, there is this statement:
If a member of the Commons who has heard the question put does not vote and the attention of the Speaker is directed to the fact, the latter will call upon him to declare on which side he votes; and his name will be recorded accordingly.
Subtopic: PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE- MEMBER TO VOTE WHEN IN CHAMBER.