Mr. Hamilton (Notre Dame de Grace):
until the row has been counted.
Mr. Chairman, may I make a comment on the point of order and in respect of what the Postmaster General has just said. On previous votes in committee, on two separate occasions I have raised a similar point of order without naming the hon. members who came in late. On each occasion the chairman of the committee at that time agreed that my point of order was well taken and that hon. members should not enter the chamber when a vote was being taken in committee.
Standing order 12, paragraph 2 reads:
When Mr. Speaker is putting a question, no member shall enter, walk out of or across the house, or make any noise or disturbance.
There is no doubt that by analogy the same rule will apply in committee. Therefore I believe that one vote should be deducted from the count made.
Mr. Chairman, I move that the committee rise and report progress.
Typical Liberal closure.
Order. Before I put the motion may I ask if the hon. member would defer his motion, as it is now ten o'clock and we could call it ten o'clock.
I would be very happy to withdraw the motion, sir.
Mr. Chairman, it was stated that the Postmaster General came into the chamber while the vote was being taken. The hon. member for Cape Breton South also came in after the vote started.
The same alteration would apply.
Mr. Chairman, on a question of privilege, the hon. member for Hull has called attention to the fact that I came in from behind the curtain after the vote was called.
Yes, you did.
If my eyes served me right, the hon. member also came in after the vote was called.
Order. It being ten o'clock-
Mr. Chairman, the hon. member for Cape Breton South said that I came into the chamber after the vote was called. I was in here when the vote was called. I came in before the vote was called. The hon. member came in after the vote was called, and there is quite a difference.
Get some glasses.
Order. It being ten o'clock, shall I rise, report progress and ask leave to sit again at the next sitting of the house?