March 19, 1926 (15th Parliament, 1st Session)

CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

I read them again:
When all the supplies for the service of the year have been granted, the sittings of the committee of Supply are discontinued. Care must be taken not to close the committee until all the necessary grants have been obtained. If the committee of Supply be designedly closed it cannot be reopened save by the demand from the crown for further supplies made by a second Speech from the Throne, or a royal message, or by the communication of additional estimates.
Instances are given in the footnote of each of these methods being adopted. That the committee was designedly closed goes without saying. It does not need to be closed at the instance of the government. A committee of the House is not under the charge of the government at all.

Topic:   COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY
Subtopic:   POINT OF ORDER RAISED BY MR. MEIGHEN RESPECTING MOTION OF MINISTER OF FINANCE.
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