May 19, 1905 (10th Parliament, 1st Session)


Haughton Lennox

Conservative (1867-1942)


I desire to call the attention of the Minister of Railways to a matter which came up on Wednesday. In reply to a question from me regarding the report of the Railway Commission, that lion, minister said :
I would say to my hon. friend that the report has not been laid before the House and the department is not in a position to lay such a report on the table, but as soon as I am in a position to do so I will submit It to the House.
Further on, when I called attention to the fact that a promise had been made, and that it was difficult to understand why the hon. minister did not carry out his promise, he said :
I think my hon. friend must be under some misapprehension as to any assurance that I gave him in respect to the placing of such a report upon the table of the House. I said that I would exercise due diligence in endeavouring to get that report and that I had been assured by the railway commissioners that such a report would be prepared. I have not received such a complete report. I was mixing up the two commissions. You are asking in respect to the Railway Commission ?

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