February 7, 1938 (18th Parliament, 3rd Session)

CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, I gathered
from what the Minister of Finance (Mr. Dunning) said the other day that he would make inquiry as to whether the Auditor General's report should not as a matter of course be referred to the committee on public accounts. This question arises out of this motion.
Hon. CHARLES A. DUNNING (Minister of Finance): I have looked into the procedure of recent years and I find that in most cases since 1931 the Auditor General's report has been tabled by the Minister of Finance shortly after the opening of the session and that a subsequent motion has been made to refer the report to the appropriate committee after the setting up of the committees. I intend to make such a motion one of these days.

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