July 19, 1940 (19th Parliament, 1st Session)

CON

Joseph Henry Harris

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. J. H. HARRIS (Danforth):

On a question of the privileges of this house in relation to the report which has just been presented, I should like to make one or two observations and have your ruling in the matter, Mr. Speaker. First, the report just read was not read to the committee in accordance with the terms of the reference; second, the report is incorrect inasmuch as it speaks of approval, whereas in the committee the approval was given on division; and in the third place, the order of reference most clearly recites that copies of the evidence shall be printed for the use of the members. The evidence of the proceedings of the last meeting held by the committee has not yet been printed and there has been no opportunity for the members to peruse the printed report. That is the question of privilege which I raise on behalf of the house, and when that question is disposed of, Mr. Speaker, I purpose raising a question of personal privilege as a member of the committee. I therefore suggest that this report ought to be sent back to the committee for further consideration.

Topic:   RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING
Subtopic:   SECOND REPORT OP STANDING COMMITTEE- PRIVILEGE, MR. J. H. HARRIS
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