688. Appointment of a joint committee.

A motion to the effect that it is desirable to appoint a joint committee may be made in either House of Parliament, and, when it has been agreed to, a message is sent to the other House to inform it of the resolution and to request its concurrence. The consent of the other House to the desirability of the appointment of the joint committee is signified by means of another message. When this message has been received by the House in which the proposal originated, a motion is made for the appointment of a select committee and for the