Mr. L. S. RENE MORIN (St. Hyacinthe-Rouville) moved that the first report of the select standing committee on standing orders, reading as follows, be concurred in:
Your committee have considered an order of the house dated 15th February, viz:-
"That the select standing committee on standing orders be instructed to consider the advisability of amending the standing orders so that certain estimates may be referred to a committee and so that bills reported from a standing or select committee shall be placed on the order paper for third reading after having been sufficiently debated by the house."
Your committee recommend that, during the present session, the house may refer any of the estimates to a standing or special committee, concurrently with the committee of supply, but that none of the estimates shall be concurred in by the house until reported by the committee of supply.
Your committee further recommend that, during the present session, when any bill, other than a government bill, reported from any standing or special committee, shall have been considered at two sittings and not disposed of, it shall be placed on the order paper for third reading; and when called in pursuance thereof, the question "That the bill be now read a third time" shall be put by Mr. Speaker and decided without debate or amendment.