Mr. Speaker, my understanding is that the minister referred to a document but did not read from the document. According to our rules, when a minister reads from a document there is a compulsion to table it. If he has read from a document other than the briefing notes of ministers, I will endeavour to have the document tabled, provided it is not the usual briefing notes ministers receive from cabinet.
In the House of Commons on February 17th, 1998. See this statement in context.