March 8, 1928 (16th Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Of course, I am the
prisoner of this little book. Standing order 44. paragraph 4, says:
If a question is of such a nature that in the opinion of the minister who is to furnish the reply, such reply should be in the form of a return, and the minister states that he has no objection to laying such return upon the table of the house, his statement shall, unless otherwise ordered by the house-
Not by the Speaker, but "by the house":
[DOT]-be deemed an order of the house to that effect, and the same shall be entered in the votes and proceedings as such.
If the minister has no objection and the house has no objection, what the hon. member asks may be done, but I am the servant of the house.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PROCEDURE-QUESTION MADE ORDER FOR RETURN
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