Mr. F. S. Zaplitny (Dauphin):
I rise on a question of privilege. On May 10 last I addressed a question to the Minister of Trade and Commerce (Mr. Howe) as follows:
When does the minister expect to have the reports of the board of grain commissioners and the wheat board before the committee on agriculture and colonization?
In response to my question the Minister of Trade and Commerce replied as follows:
The reports of the board of grain commissioners and the wheat board are filed with this house and have been referred to the committee on agriculture and colonization.
I find that on Friday last the hon. member for Peace River (Mr. Low) asked a similar question of the minister and received a similar reply. On conferring with the chairman of that committee I find these reports have not been referred to that committee. In view of that I suggest that either the Minister of Trade and Commerce or the chairman of the committee owes an explanation to this house.
Subtopic: MR. ZAPLITNY-REPORTS OP WHEAT BOARD AND GRAIN COMMISSION