June 1, 1921 (13th Parliament, 5th Session)

UNION

Robert Laird Borden

Unionist

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

I do not see that there is any occasion for confusion. Bill No. 122 was referred to a special committee and that committee has reported the Bill. That Bill stands now for consideration by the Committee of the Whole House. It is perfectly Competent for any hon. member, a member of the Government or totherwise, to move an amendment to that Bill. It so happens that the amendments now suggested require notice, and, I suppose, the assent of the Governor General. That course has 'been taken, simply because it is required by the rules of the House. It is perfectly competent for the committee to deal with the whole question, and as the Prime Minister pointed out, it is not desirable to have two separate Bills each dealing with proposed amendments to the Civil Service Act.

Topic:   CIVIL' SERVICE ACT AMENDMENT
Subtopic:   RECOMMENDATIONS OP PENSIONS COMMITTEE
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