Mr. I. D. MACDOUGALL (Inverness):
I wish to direct a question to the acting Minister of Fisheries (Mr. Stirling) arising out of a resolution which I placed on the order paper this session an.d which was discussed by this house on February 6 of this year. The resolution read:
That, in the opinion of this house, in the interests of the fishermen of Nova Scotia, no permits should be granted or renewed with those who own and operate beam trawlers in in the province of Nova Scotia.
At the request of the acting minister the resolution was referred to the committee on fisheries. I find that on May 22 that committee made a report which dealt with another matter, and which contained these words:
Your committee has agred to report that, whereas the royal commission on price spreads and mass buying has investigated the subject
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matter of the said resolution and made a report thereon, which may be the subject of discussion and consideration by parliament-
As I assure you it shall be so far as I am concerned.
-your committee is of the opinion that no useful purpose would be served by further investigation of the said matter by your committee at the present session of parliament.
The question I wish to direct to the minister, or through him to the chairman of the committee, is whether that report was concurred in. by all the members of the fisheries committee or whether the matter was delegated to a sub-committee and, if so, who were the members of the sub-committee.
Subtopic: REPORT OP THE SELECT STANDING COMMITTEE ON MARINE AND FISHERIES