February 15, 1929 (16th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

It may include public bills as well, but it certainly includes all that this motion is intended to cover. I wish to assure my hon. friend that in bringing forward this motion the government had in mind only the endeavour to meet what appeared to be the wish of my hon. friend the leader of the opposition (Mr. Bennett) and the leader of the Progressive party (Mr. Gardiner) and what at the close of last session was promised on the part of the government. I have just had my attention drawn to the fact that a similar suggestion was made by the special committee that amended the rules two years ago. I believe we are perfectly secure in allowing the standing committee to consider both these matters and report upon them to the house. If the report is not satisfactory, it can be discussed when it is before us.

Topic:   RULES OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   PROPOSED REFERENCE OF CERTAIN ESTIMATES TO COMMITTEE-THIRD READING OF BILLS
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