July 18, 1946

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Gordon Graydon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. GRAYDON:

We desire to appeal from your ruling, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   MR. FRASER-REJECTION OF QUESTIONS SUBMITTED FOR ORDER PAPER-STATEMENT OF MR. SPEAKER
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James Horace King (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I have decided that no member can appeal, because it is not a decision, it is a statement. It was not a ruling that I gave, because I had no point of order before me.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
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Gordon Knapman Fraser

Progressive Conservative

Mr. FRASER:

I cannot get satisfaction-

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

Mr. FR.ASER:-from the committee, and that is why I inquired whether I could place them on the order paper.

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
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Thomas Langton Church

Progressive Conservative

Mr. CHURCH:

We are bound by British parliamentary practice. We shall soon need a police force in here.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   MR. FRASER-REJECTION OF QUESTIONS SUBMITTED FOR ORDER PAPER-STATEMENT OF MR. SPEAKER
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Karl Kenneth Homuth

Progressive Conservative

Mr. HOMTJTH:

I rise to a question of privilege.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   MR. FRASER-REJECTION OF QUESTIONS SUBMITTED FOR ORDER PAPER-STATEMENT OF MR. SPEAKER
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James Horace King (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Order. The hon. member knows the rules of the house and understands perfectly well the difficulty the Speaker may have in enforcing them. I hope no hon. member will act in such a way as to oblige the Speaker to use the power that he has to keep order and decorum in the house.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
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Karl Kenneth Homuth

Progressive Conservative

Mr. HOMUTH:

Mr. Speaker-

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   MR. FRASER-REJECTION OF QUESTIONS SUBMITTED FOR ORDER PAPER-STATEMENT OF MR. SPEAKER
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Gordon Knapman Fraser

Progressive Conservative

Mr. FRASER:

Mr. Speaker-

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Sit down.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
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Karl Kenneth Homuth

Progressive Conservative

Mr. HOMUTH:

I rise to a point of order.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
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James Horace King (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

There can be no point of order because there is nothing before the house.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
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Thomas Langton Church

Progressive Conservative

Mr. CHURCH:

I wish to appeal your decision.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   MR. FRASER-REJECTION OF QUESTIONS SUBMITTED FOR ORDER PAPER-STATEMENT OF MR. SPEAKER
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Karl Kenneth Homuth

Progressive Conservative

Mr. HOMUTH:

I rise to a question of privilege. On several occasions during this session I have submitted questions to the Clerk with the idea of getting certain answers from War Assets corporation. They have been returned to me with the statement that these matters must come before the committee. These matters have not been brought before the committee, because you have no chance with the present government majority.

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James Horace King (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Order. I will ask the hon. member to resume his seat.

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Thomas Langton Church

Progressive Conservative

Mr. CHURCH:

Parliamentary government is now at an end here.

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Charles Elwood Stephenson

Progressive Conservative

Mr. C. E. STEPHENSON (Durham):

Mr. Speaker, I rise to a question of privilege with reference to the accuracy of the answers given to certain questions which I placed upon the order paper. On Thursday, July 11, an order of the House of Commons was tabled in answer to questions which had been standing in my name since May 27, 1946. Two of these questions were as follows:

1. How many houses are being built on No. 2 highway near Port Hope under the Veterans Land Act?

2. When will they be completed?

The answers tabled were as follows:

1. Four.

2. Houses are completed except for hardwood flooring, which is now being laid, and electrical connection with the hydro-electric power line.

My question of privilege is this: We in this house should be able to rely upon the accuracy of answers tabled in the house; yet a personal inspection of the houses in question made on Sunday, July 14, after the reply was tabled, showed that the houses are by no means complete, having nothing inside them except the studding and sub-floors. The following yet remains to be done: Wallboard, with the

exception of one house, has not been completed; no plastering, painting, cupboards, doors, plumbing, trim and many other items necessary to make the structures complete. I would like an explanation of these inaccuracies and a proper reply to my question tabled.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   MR. FRASER-REJECTION OF QUESTIONS SUBMITTED FOR ORDER PAPER-STATEMENT OF MR. SPEAKER
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James Horace King (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Presenting reports by standing and select committees.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   MR. FRASER-REJECTION OF QUESTIONS SUBMITTED FOR ORDER PAPER-STATEMENT OF MR. SPEAKER
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Karl Kenneth Homuth

Progressive Conservative

Mr. HOMUTH:

Mr. Speaker, the hon. member has asked a question and he has a right to an answer.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   MR. FRASER-REJECTION OF QUESTIONS SUBMITTED FOR ORDER PAPER-STATEMENT OF MR. SPEAKER
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July 18, 1946