Mr. Speaker, before that motion is adopted I would like to say that it seems to involve a different procedure from what we have been accustomed to in past years. Formerly the House ordered at once the printing of the report of the evidence taken -before the committee on Agriculture and Colonization and members were -able to get copies -during the session and send them out into the counties. Now, if w-e have to awiait the -action of the Printing Committee, which -only sits now and again, I am afraid we will not receive these copies nn-til -after the House prorogues -and -the result will be that they will be sent ho-me to us when we will be too busy, or when we will not h-av-e the facilities for distributing them, and they will practically be unused. I would certainly favour very much th-e old procedure in which the House adopts the report-s and recommends the printing of them forthwith.
I w-o-uld like to say in reference to this report that it was handed in -before, that the committee h-av-e sat a-i least once or twice since -and it might have been passed long ago. But, -at any rate, the rule was adopted th-at no printing of this nature would -be -ordered unless it was submitted to the Printing Committee -appointed for the purpose of considering such questions.
May I ask you, Mr. Speaker, about your ruling on the question of Mr. Lainarche respecting the resolution of Mr. Sevigny, relating to the repeal of the tew respecting the naval service of Canada ? I understood you to rule that it was out of order.
I did not rule tlrat question out of order. I merely requested that it stand to be a Mttle differently arranged. My attention was drawn to it hurriedly just before coming into the House, and I thought it well to let it stand until I could consult the member who is asking it, 'and have it put in proper form.