Hon. HUGH GUTHRIE (South Wellington) :
Just on a point of order, I understand that this committee has made its final report and has presented it to the house. The committee has ceased to exist for the present session if it has made a final report. In Beauchesne's Parliamentary Rules and Forms, at paragraph 664, I read:
If a committee at the conclusion of their inquiry, make a final report to the house, the sittings of the committee are assumed to have been closed, and if further proceedings were desired, it would be necessary to revive the committee.
There has been no motion to revive the committee, and there is no committee, practically, to which to refer the matter.
Subtopic: MOTION TO REFER BACK REPORT OF COMMITTEE