June 4, 1931 (17th Parliament, 2nd Session)


Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; Minister of Finance and Receiver General; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister) :

There are some departmental measures. There is a measure which I mentioned in connection with the consolidation of the statutes dealing with the expenditures of public moneys, and two if not three, other measures which we will determine within the next week whether or not to bring down. The reason I gave the answer I did give in connection with the action to be taken as to the budget was that we have a Copyright Act which has been reported by a committee. Our accession to the Rome convention must be signified by the 1st day of July, and it may be desirable to make an exception in the case of the Copyright Act and one or two other measures, notably an interim supply bill, before the motion which was passed last year on May 7 is submitted to the house. By that time we will be able to indicate clearly all the measures that will be submitted.

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