The Joint Chair (Senate) presented the First Report of the Committee which read as follows:
Your Committee recommends to the Senate that it be authorized to assist the Speaker of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Commons in directing and controlling the Library of Parliament, and that it be authorized to make recommendations to the Speaker of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Commons regarding the governance of the Library and the proper expenditure of moneys voted by Parliament for the purchase of books, maps or other articles to be deposited therein.
Your Committee recommends:
(a) that its quorum be fixed at six members, provided that each House is represented, and a member from the opposition and a member from the government are present, whenever a vote, resolution or other decision is taken; and
b) that the joint chairs be authorized to hold meetings to receive evidence and to have that evidence published when a quorum is not present, provided that at least three members are present, including a member from the opposition and a member from the government, provided that each House is represented.
Your Committee further recommends to the Senate that it be empowered to sit during sittings and adjournments of the Senate.
Your Committee, which was authorized by the Senate to incur expenses, reports, pursuant to Rule 104 of the Rules of the Senate, that the expenses of the Committee (Senate portion) during the 2nd Session of the 40th Parliament were as follows:
Professional and Other Services $0
Transport and Communications $0
All Other Expenses $0