May 21, 1930 (16th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

Rodolphe Lemieux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I regret to say that this motion is not in order. The moment that fees are paid to the Clerk of Petitions of the House of Commons for the introduction of a bill or of any other measure, that money goes to the Receiver General, and a special vote in the estimates is required in order to return such fees or charges. The ruling was made last year after being considered by the Department of Finance that any money deposited in the House of Commons cannot be returned even though a bill is either withdrawn or passed. I declare this motion to be out of order.

Topic:   REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
Subtopic:   PRIVATE BILLS
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