May 28, 1984 (32nd Parliament, 2nd Session)

PC

William Herbert Jarvis

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Jarvis:

Mr. Speaker, I rise on the same point of order. I clearly heard you call the order of the day. I was in the House and no one from the government side rose to speak. I can absolutely assure the House of that. I hope that Hon. Members opposite, particularly the Minister, will accept my word that no one from the government benches rose to speak.
You recognized the Hon. Member in whose name the motion stands. As I understand the Standing Orders, once having recognized legitimately the member in whose name the Bill stands, because no other member was standing, I think it is quite clear that on the completion of his remarks the debate is closed. If there is to be a division, which I do not expect in this matter in view of the previous interventions, then the debate automatically closes on the cessation of the remarks of the member who now has the floor.

Topic:   PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS-MOTIONS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX ACT
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