April 19, 1909 (11th Parliament, 1st Session)

CON

David Henderson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HENDERSON.

I happened to be in the committee room when the committee dealt very severely with a patent renewal Bill; they threw it out unhesitatingly. A similar Bill will come before the committee perhaps at the next meeting and will be seriously contested. I do not know the merits of this case but it seems difficult to pass one application and refuse the other. I think it would be well for the minister to allow this to stand over until the other similar Bills have been dealt < with by the Private Bills Committee, so ' that this cannot be quoted as a precedent.
I am saying this as a protection to myself in connection with a vote I must give when another Bill comes up.

Topic:   PATENT OF THE SUBMARINE COMPANY.
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