I desire to raise a question of procedure. There are here four distinct Bills. Yet they refer to changes in the Constitution which may possibly have relationship one to the other and which, I think, certainly, will involve, if they are passed, some changes in the electoral law and, perhaps, other consequential changes. I think it would be difficult to discuss those Bills independently of each other. I suggest there ought to be a Committee of the House set up to inquire into their effect before we give them a Second Reading or, certainly, immediately after Second Reading is given, if it is given. I would rather desire that before any Bills of this kind were introduced there should be a Committee of the House, or a joint committee of the two Houses, set up to consider what necessary changes are required in respect of the Constitution due to the little experience we have had of the working of its machinery.
I desire now to ask if the President has any suggestions to make regarding the reference of these Bills, as a whole, to a Committee, or whether it is intended that they should be taken independently and separately and, therefore, that the discussion be confined to the particular Bill under discussion. I do not think it is possible to disentangle one Bill from the other entirely. Therefore, I think there ought to be opportunity provided whereby the effect of the changes, as a whole, may be discussed and the necessary consequential changes in the electoral law may also be discussed.