Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)
I have the honour to
inform the house that a message has been received from the Senate informing this house that the Senate does not deem it opportune to appoint a special committee to act jointly with a similar special committee of the House of Commons to consider matters referred to that committee by the House of Commons relating to pensions and returned soldiers' problems, for the reason that they could not participate in the final decisions of that committee which must report to the House of Commons.
That the Senate recognizes the necessity of avoiding, as far as possible, the duplication of work on that committee and with that end in view the Senate has agreed upon the names of the senators who will later be asked to form the special committee to whom will be referred whatever legislation in this connection may reach this chamber. They are:-
The Honourable Senators Belcourt, Black, Beland, Blondin, Buchanan, Gillis, Graham, Griesbach, Hatfield, Laird, Lewis, Macdonnell, MacArthur, Rankin, Taylor and White (Pembroke).
The above named senators will, when notified, be pleased to attend the sittings of the special committee of the House of Commons.
Subtopic: PENSIONS AND SOLDIERS' PROBLEMS