May 18, 1916 (12th Parliament, 6th Session)

CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

Mr. Speaker,
the hon. member for Rouville (Mr. Le-

mieux), during my absence the other day, referred to the desirability of having a greater number of copies of the evidence taken before the Royal Commission known as the Meredith-Duff Commission. The matter stands in this way: It was suggested that it would be more convenient, and very little more expensive, to have copies of the evidence printed rather than to have a large number typewritten. That was arranged and, I think, 100 copies have been printed daily up to the present time.
I have a memorandum from the King's Printer who states that there is no order of the House for the printing of the report, but the King's Printer, on his own responsibility, gave orders to strike off a few additional copies scr as to supply the leaders in both Houses. However, the matter is in type and it is being held awaiting action.
I would think it proper, that, without any definite order from Parliament, a sufficient number might be struck off to enable all the members of the Senate and House of Commons to be supplied with copies. If that is the desire of the hon. members, and if there is no objection to it, an arrangement will be made accordingly. I shall inquire whether or not it would be possible to supply copies of the evidence already taken. As the type is standing perhaps it might be done.

Topic:   MEREDITH-DUFF - AND DAVIDSON COMMISSIONS.
Subtopic:   PRINTED COPIES OP EVIDENCE.
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