Hon. H. H. STEVENS (Kootenay East):
Mr. Speaker, this resolution came up before the banking and commerce committee and a discussion of the subject took place a day or two ago. My understanding was that the whole matter should stand until the committee had completed its work and was prepared to make a report which would affect the whole subject. I must respectfully protest against the resolution passing to-day. In any case there should be notice and, in the second place, I suggest it should not be considered until the committee has completed its work or completed consideration of the matter affecting this resolution.
Hon. CHARLES A. DUNNING (Minister of Finance): I was not present before the banking and commerce committee when the matter was discussed, but I am advised there was a general consensus of view that while the company should be called upon to pay its full parliamentary fees this session for the bill, it should not again be charged the SI,400 which it paid last year with respect to the application of last year for an increase in capital, which it did not secure.
Central Finance Corporation
I have no objection in principle to what is here proposed, but I am advised by the clerk of the house that this motion should be referred for consideration to the committee on standing orders, and that it is not appropriate that it be dealt with in the manner now proposed. I think I would be in order in moving that the matter be referred to the committee on standing orders.
Subtopic: MOTION TO RELIEVE COMPANY OF REPAYMENT OF PARLIAMENTARY FEES