On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. You asked the house, "Shall the
Income Tax Act
bill be read now a third time," and the answer of the house was, yes. That put the matter in the category of where Your Honour must put the motion, and you were proceeding to put the motion. It automatically follows that the Minister of Finance, who is the mover of the bill, has called for or is moving for third reading, and I do not see how any retraction can occur at this time.
The house was specifically asked by Your Honour whether the bill should be read a third time, and the answer of the house was, yes. Your Honour should proceed with the instructions of the house. The Speaker carries out the instructions of the house always; that is what the Speaker does. Your Honour knows what the house has instructed you to do and we should proceed to third reading.
Topic: PROCEEDINGS ON ADJOURNMENT MOTION
Subtopic: SUBJECT MATTER OF QUESTIONS TO BE DEBATED
Sub-subtopic: INCOME TAX ACT