May 23, 1956 (22nd Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

Walter Edward Harris (Minister of Finance and Receiver General; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Harris:

Page 134, item 431. I continue:
If an instruction is moved when the motion to leave the chair is proposed, then it becomes an amendment which, if agreed to, supersedes the motion for the committee, and the bill consequently cannot be proceeded with for the time being.
Now, sir, you have already said, and I think it has been generally accepted, that the motion you are about to put to the house is not debatable and ergo not amendable. Under those circumstances, if the motion now proposed by my hon. friend is accepted and if it becomes an amendment then it violates the ruling you have already given and which we always understood has been the case.

Topic:   NORTHERN ONTARIO PIPE LINE CORPORATION
Subtopic:   CONSTITUTION OF CROWN COMPANY TO CONSTRUCT PIPE LINE, MAKE SHORT-TERM LOANS, ETC.
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