Right Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice):
The hon. member for Comox-Alberni (Mr. Neill) referred yesterday to the staff of the House of Commons. I find that a resolution of the house is necessary before the civil service commission and the governor in council can act in that respect, and I therefore move accordingly:
That the reorganization of the permanent staff of the House of Commons laid on the table on the 28th April, 1939, be now approved, subject to such further action as the commission of internal economy may deem advisable to take in order to implement the same.
I must say that the senate has passed a similar resolution with regard to its staff.