This bill provides for the appointment of a director of civil service whose duty it shall be to co-ordinate the staffs of the various departments.
As such an appointment would involve an expenditure of money, the bill must receive the recommendation of the crown before it can be entertained by the house. Section 54 of the British North America Act provides that it shall not be lawful for the house to adopt any bill for the appropriation of any part of the public revenue to any purpose that has not first been recommended by message of the Governor General and our standing order No. 60 states that all motions made for charges upon the people must be first referred to the committee of the whole before any resolution of the house do pass thereupon.
It seems therefore that the bill cannot be introduced by a private member. I kftow that I allowed it last session when the hon. member gave very little explanation on introducing it, but I should certainly have ruled jt out of order had it come up for second reading. I therefore rule that the present motion is out of order.