Hon. Robert H. Winters (Minister of Resources and Development):
Mr. Speaker, yesterday, as recorded at page 2803 of Hansard, the hon. member for Eglinton asked if items 267 and 268 in the estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1951, and relating to the international shortwave broadcasting station, would be referred to the special committee on radio broadcasting for study and report. This case is strictly comparable to that wherein certain votes for the Department of Transport were referred by the Minister of Transport to the sessional committee on railways and shipping owned, operated and controlled by the government.
By leave of the house I therefore move:
That votes 267 and 268 of the main estimates for the year 1950-51 be withdrawn from the committee of supply and referred to the special committee on radio broadcasting, saving always the powers of the committee of supply in relation to the voting of public moneys.
Subtopic: REFERENCE OF CERTAIN
Sub-subtopic: ESTIMATES TO SPECIAL COMMITTEE