Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister) moved:
That a special committee consisting of Messrs.: Weir, Tremblay, Casselman, Knowles and Shaw be appointed to confer with Mr. Speaker and, with his assistance, to prepare and report a list of members to compose a select committee of the house to consider with Mr. Speaker the procedure of this house for the purpose of suggesting any changes that may be desirable to assure the more expeditious dispatch of public business, with power to send for persons and papers and to report from time to time its findings and recommendations to the house.
He said: Mr. Speaker, the leader of the opposition (Mr. Drew) has kindly consented to be the seconder of this motion.
Subtopic: APPOINT- MENT OF STRIKING COMMITTEE