For a copy of all correspondence, letters and other documents exchanged between any person in Beacon Hill, Beacon Hill district or elsewhere, and the Department of the Postmaster General, regarding the management of the post office at Beacon Hill, Saskatchewan, during the past year; also a copy of any report made by an inspector of the Post Office Department who made a special investigation in connection with the management of said post office any time between June 1, 1933, and June 1, 1934.
Mr. BENNETT; Mr. Speaker, as I intimated the other day when the hon. gentleman was not in his place, it may be difficult to comply with the first part of the order, covering all the correspondence between any persons, but there is no reason the order should not pass because of its indefinite character or inability to meet it. As to the last part of the question, motions Nos. 1, 2 and 3 contemplate making public the reports made to the Post Office Department by its own confidential agents. The extent to which such reports may be produced depends entirely upon their character; the government reserves the right to produce such as may be thought to be in the public interest, and not otherwise.
Subtopic: MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Sub-subtopic: BEACON HILL, SASK., POST OFFICE