July 17, 1946 (20th Parliament, 2nd Session)

PC

Gordon Knapman Fraser

Progressive Conservative

Mr. FRASER:

I shall not read them at present. These questions were returned to me last night with a notation that questions dealing with War Assets cannot be placed on the order paper while the special committee on expenditures and economies is still sitting. I am not a member of that committee and am therefore not permitted to participate in its deliberations. If I am to be blocked in my move to place questions on the order paper on behalf of my constituents, then my rights and privileges as a private member of this house are in my opinion being seriously interfered with. I therefore ask you, Mr. Speaker, to rule that not only I but all members of parliament shall have the right to seek information through the normal channels of the house, and that the questions which I have just read, and the other questions I have here, be permitted to appear on the order paper and be answered in the ordinary way.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   MR. FRASER-REJECTION OF QUESTIONS SUBMITTED FOR ORDER PAPER
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