February 10, 1948 (20th Parliament, 4th Session)

CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. STANLEY KNOWLES (Winnipeg North Centre):

Mr. Speaker, I rise to a
question of privilege affecting the rights and privileges of members of this house. I shall be as brief as I can, without any detail. Last year, on July 14, the joint committee on printing presented its second report to this house. I refer to the report having to do with Hansard reprints. Concurrence in that report was not moved; consequently it was not approved by the house. Recently, however, hon. members have received from the king's printer a statement with respect to Hansard reprints, increasing the price and also decreeing that the recommendations of the report, which we have never approved, are now in effect. I submit, Mr. Speaker, that that is a breach of the rights and privileges of hon. members, and that either the Secretary of State or Your Honour should look into the matter.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   MR. KNOWLES-NOTICE FROM KING'S PRINTER WITH REGARD TO REPRINTS OF MEMBERS' SPEECHES
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