May 29, 1928 (16th Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I think the point of order raised by the hon. member for Vancouver Centre (Mr. Stevens), regarding the amendment to the third and final report of the committee is well taken. The most practical way to amend this report is to refer it back to the committee with instructions that they have the power to reduce the number of printed copies from 10,000 to 1.000. I suggest to the mover (Mr. McIntosh) that he amend his motion-I do not think he will have any difficulty in getting the unanimous consent of the house, because it is an unimportant point-on the lines above indicated. The committee can be reconvened and can bring in a report with a view to reducing the number of printed copies from 10,000 to 1,000. The following ruling is given in Bourinot, page 480, and Beauchesne, paragraph 661:
When the motion is proposed the report may he referred back to the committee for further consideration or with instruction to amend the same in any respect. It is not competent for a committee to reconsider and reverse its own decision, but if the house resolves that such reconsideration is necessary, the correct procedure is for the house to give the committee instructions which will enable it to consider the whole question again.
Motion stands.

Topic:   INDUSTRIAL AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Subtopic:   MOTION FOE AMENDMENT OP AND CONCURRENCE IN REPORT OP COMMITTEE
Full View