Mr. THOMAS REID (New Westminster):
I rise to a question of privilege affecting the members of the House of Commons. I refer you, Mr. Speaker, to page 13 of the routine proceedings and orders of the day, where you will find a resolution standing in my name under No. 10. It was my understanding before the house prorogued at the last session that resolutions for the new session could not be received or placed on the order paper while the house was then in session, and so the resolution standing in my name was sent in after the house prorogued; and it was dated September 3. Now I understand the resolutions which reached the office earlier than mine, and while the house was still in session, are on the order paper ahead of mine. I submit that if there is no rule regarding resolutions there should certainly be a definite rule as to the time resolutions can be put on. A resolution sent in while the house is sitting should be for that session, and a resolution sent in immediately after the house prorogues is intended for the forthcoming session. I am asking you, sir, to have the matter investigated, because I believe I have been gypped.
Subtopic: PRIVATE MEMBERS' NOTICES OF MOTIONS- PRECEDENCE ON ORDER PAPER