May 29, 1935 (17th Parliament, 6th Session)


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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister) :

Surely the hon. gentleman knows that a motion to adopt the report of a commission is not in order; surely he is aware of that fact. The mere fact that a portion of the evidence used by the royal commission

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was taken by a committee of this house does not change or alter in any respect the fact that this is the report of a royal commission. That is the position of the matter.
Possibly I should add that the hon. member for Acadia must realize that the adoption of a commission's report involving the expenditure of public moneys, creating a charge on the public revenue, would be wholly out of order, because it must be preceded by a resolution with regard to the specific item.

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