Mr. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):
Mr. Speaker, I rise for the purpose of making a motion under the authority of Standing Order 42(1). Your Honour has in recent days had to deal with a number of motions tendered under Standing Order 43. This one is under Standing Order 42(1), which reads in part as follows:
Forty-eight hours' notice shall be given of a motion for leave to present a bill, resolution or address, for the appointment of any committee, or for placing a question on the order paper; but this rule shall not apply to bills after their introduction, or to private bills, or to the times of meeting or adjournment of the house.
My motion will have to do with the time of the adjournment of the house this day. May I point out that citation 51 of Beauchesne's fourth edition, to be found on page 40, reads as follows:
No notice is required for a motion relating to "the times of meeting or adjournment of the house."
There appears in parenthesis "S.O. 45", which referred to Standing Order 45. That was its number when this book was published but it is now Standing Order 42(1). I continue with citation 51:
The word "times" is translated by "heures" in the French version of S.O. 41. It seems therefore that if a motion does not relate to the hour but to the day on which the house is to sit, a notice must be given. See decision given by Speaker Rhodes on May 21st, 1920.
There are a few more words in that citation, and the concluding sentence is:
The reason why no notice is required is that Standing Order 41 which provides for notices to be given says that the rule shall not apply "to the times of meeting or adjournment of the house".
I would also draw Your Honour's attention to a ruling made in the course of a debate
which took place in the house on Thursday, December 20, 1951. It just so happens that the motion made that day was in the name of the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre.
Subtopic: MOTION UNDER STANDING ORDER 42(1) TO ADJOURN AT 4 P.M.