May 27, 1935 (17th Parliament, 6th Session)

CON

Robert Charles Matthews (Minister of National Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MATTHEWS:

On Monday last when this .motion was before the house the Prime Minister requested that it be allowed to stand and intimated that it was his understanding that it was contrary to the practice of any government to produce in this chamber the names of those to whom rebates had been granted under the Customs Act. I merely desire to confirm this understanding. It is contrary to the established practice of the Department of National Revenue to give information which would disclose the private business of any individual or corporation and I would therefore suggest that the motion be dropped.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   REBATES UNEER CUSTOMS TARIFF
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