April 19, 1917 (12th Parliament, 7th Session)

LIB

William Pugsley

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY:

I would not suppose
that much progress could be made by proceeding as suggested by the minister, because the ordinary notice of motion would have to be given before the rule could be suspended. I should like to -make an inquiry as to a point raised by the hon. member for East Lamtoton (Mr. Armstrong), who was informally named as chairman in the absence of a quorum. He took the point that the appointment of the committee might be irregular, the rule providing that no committee of the House should consist of more than fifteen members unless toy special leave of the House. I understood that the matter was to be looked into by the hon. Minister of Customs or by the -hon. Minister of Railways. Has any decision been arrived at as to that point?

Topic:   RAILWAY ACT AMENDMENT.
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