Right Hon. ARTHUR MEIGHEN (Leader of the Opposition):
I desire to call the attention of yourself, Mr. Speaker, and of the government to question No. 8, which reads as follows:
1. What royal commissions have been appointed since the present government came into office?
2. How much has each commission cost the country -(a) in remuneration to the commissioners; and (b) in expenses or other outlay?
3. What of these commissions are now m existence?
Why that question should stand as an order for return is a mystery to me. The answer must be relatively brief. Although the numbers of commissions are rather extensive, still, to make it an order for return and keep it out of Hansard is merely a ridiculous abuse of the rule.