Mr. E. J. YOUNG (Weybum) presented the first report of the select standing committee to supervise the official report of the debates, as follows:
The select standing committee to supervise the official report of the debates beg leave to present the following as their first report:
Your committee have had under consideration the report of the said committee, presented to the house on June 30th, 1924, for the purpose of re-considering some of the recommendations contained therein, which were presented to the house and concurred in at that time.
Your committee have become impressed with the view that senators should be supplied with a limited number of copies of House of Commons Hansard for distribution by the King's Printer in accordance with mailing lists provided by senators. At the present time honourable members of the senate are supplied with filing copies only, and frequent requests having been received from senators for additional copies to send out, the advisability of considering the matter has became increasingly evident.
Your committee therefore recommend that two copies of House of Commons Hansard, in addition to filing copies now delivered, be supplied for the mailing lists of senators and sent out by the King's Printer to such names and addresses as shall be forwarded to the Editor of Debates, House of Commons.
Your committee have also had under consideration the advisability of increasing the number of Hansards supplied to the members of the House of Commons. After careful consideration of the matter your committee beg leave to recommend that the present number of ten copies, four of which are delivered for the files and six for mailing purposes, be increased to twelve copies, two of which shall be for the files and ten copies and no more for distribu-
tion by the King's Printer in accordance with names and addresses supplied by members of the House of Commons to the Editor of Debates, House of Commons.
Your committee further recommend that the quorum of the said committee be reduced from the present number of seven to five. The total membership of the committee being but twelve it is found very difficult when other committees are functioning to secure a sufficient attendance to constitute a quorum at the number now fixed.
Mr. YOUNG (Weyburn) moved that the first report of the select standing committee to supervise the official report of the debates be concurred in.