Mr. DEPUTY SPEAKER.
I would just say that I have looked this matter up since
it came before the committee the other night; and on page 748 of Bouriuot, I find this :
In the chapter on public Bills, the rules in committees of the .whole anti oil the third reading are fully explained, and as these apply to private Bills-except where there is a standing order on any particular point-it is not necessary to recapitulate them here.
Turning to public Bills, I find, on page 373, the following.
One member may take charge of a public Bill in the absentee and with the permission of another member.
I infer from this that, as the same rule applies to public and private Buis, one member may take charge of a Bill in tlhe absence and with the permission of another member.