Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of Veterans Affairs; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)
No, it is not the intention at present. I rather think, however, that, following the custom in preceding sessions and parliaments, a further motion will be put in a week's time. The following figures will indicate the number of Mondays and Wednesdays given in other years to private members' business before they were taken over for government business:
So far this session we have had five Mondays, Thanksgiving day having taken away one, and we have had a total of six Wednesdays, so in that respect we are up to the average of prewar years. I think reasonable consideration has been given to the rights of private members.
Subtopic: PRECEDENCE OF GOVERNMENT NOTICES OF MOTION AND GOVERNMENT ORDERS ON MONDAYS ON AND AFTER OCTOBER 22