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
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.