Mr. Speaker, with relation to what took place earlier and your explanation with respect to the representative of Her Majesty the Queen in the person of His Excellency the Governor General, may I say that I accept your explanation with respect to the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod presenting himself to this house.
As far as I am concerned that is all right, but having regard to the supremacy of this house, which has been contested most strenuously in days gone by, I want to place myself on record as agreeing with the hon. member for Temiscouata (Mr. Pouliot) that hereafter when such person presents himself to this house he should have the consent of the Speaker before entering.
A member on this side of the house was interrupted. We should preserve the ancient rights of this assembly and remember that when an individual presented himself to the English house long ago and asked for Mr. Pym, he did not receive the recognition of the Speaker. I think in future that should be our guide, and that before anyone enters you must give your consent.
Topic: ADJOURNMENT UNTIL TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1954