Mr. Speaker, by leave of the house I should like to move:
That the annual reports for 1949 of the Canadian National railway system, the Canadian National (West Indies) Steamships Limited, the Canadian National Railways securities trust, the auditors' report to parliament in respect to the Canadian National railway system and the Canadian National (West Indies) Steamships Limited, and the budget of the Canadian National Railways and Canadian National (West Indies) Steamships Limited for 1951, tabled this day, be referred to the sessional committee on railways and shipping owned, operated and controlled by the government, together with the following estimates for 1950-51:
Vote 493-Maritime Freight Rates Act, Canadian National Railways;
Vote 494-Maritime Freight Rates Act, railways other than Canadian National;
Vote 558-Prince Edward Island car ferry and terminals, deficit 1950;
Vote 559-Canadian National (West Indies) Steamships Limited, deficit 1950.
And that the resolution passed by the house on February 24, 1950, referring certain estimates to the committee of supply, be rescinded in so far as the said resolution relates to votes Nos. 493, 494, 558 and 559.
Topic: CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic: REFERENCE OF ANNUAL REPORT, BUDGET AND CERTAIN ESTIMATES TO RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING COMMITTEE
As a private member of the House of Commons, Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege. I have been informed that a memorandum prepared by the Auditor General has been distributed to the members of the several committees of the Senate which are scrutinizing the estimates. I hope that the government will supply each member of the house with a copy of that memorandum. I suggest that it should be printed in legible type and with subtitles.
Topic: AUDITOR GENERAL
Subtopic: REFERENCE TO MEMORANDUM PREPARED FOR SENATE COMMITTEES
I should like to ask the Minister of National Revenue
if the officers of his department, in collecting taxes on capital gains, are acting on the instructions of the department; and if so, whether any change in those instructions is contemplated by the government.
Topic: INCOME TAX
Subtopic: INQUIRY AS TO COLLECTION OF TAX ON CAPITAL GAINS