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Tuesday, 11 May 1920

Mr SPEAKER - The honorable member's proposal should be the subject of a substantive motion after the second reading of the Bill has been agreed to. Standing order 163 provides that -

After the second reading, unless it be moved "That this Bill be referred to a Select Committee," or unless notice of an instruction begiven, the House shall forthwith resolve itself into a Committee of the whole for the consideration of the Bill.

If the honorable member wishes to havethis Bill referred to. a Select Committee, he can move a motion wi'th 'that object before the House goes into Committee of" the whole. The procedure followed on the occasion to which the honorable member has referred was not an amendment, on the motion for the second reading of a Bill.

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