February 19, 1935 (17th Parliament, 6th Session)


Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)


The matter, I understand, was not brought to the attention of the minister but I have looked into it. Away back in 1887, I am informed, provision was made whereby the reports might be placed in the distribution office without being laid on the table when the house was not in session, and the Secretary of State has arranged to facilitate the printing of these reports just as soon as the year has ended and the material has been completed. It is proposed to avail ourselves, or I assume that some government will avail itself, of the provisions of the order in council of 1887 to enable the reports to be sent to the distribution office when printed without waiting for the opening of parliament. My attention was directed to the matter some weeks ago, and had it not been that parliament was meeting so soon after that time, the reports would have been sent to the distribution office before being laid on the table.

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