April 7, 1932 (17th Parliament, 3rd Session)

CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

Mr. Speaker, I was looking into that
matter to-day. The Department of Agriculture may have two or three bills, one of which I think will be laid before the house within the next day or two, and there may be other amendments of departmental measures from that department. There are also one or two other bills, departmental measures, and of course depending upon the progress of events there may be another measure for submission to the house with respect , to which I cannot say more than that it is a possibility. Beyond that, so far as I could ascertain at noon today, after carefully considering the matter for some time, while I do not wish to make a definite statement which the right hon. gentleman would not in any event accept, I can only say that so far as I know there is
no legislation to be brought down other than that I have mentioned.
The right hon. gentleman spoke of legislation based on the reports of committees. I made clear the other day that further legislation would be introduced with respect to the problems of unemployment and matters of that kind. I gathered from what was said that the right hon. gentleman included that in the measures he mentioned. If he did not,
I desire to indicate that on Saturday next I expect that representatives of all the provinces will be here, and that legislation will follow that conference of a character that cannot be wholly determined until such time as we have had an opportunity of discussing the matter with the representatives of the provinces.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO LEGISLATION TO BE INTRODUCED DURING PRESENT SESSION
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