May 22, 1901 (9th Parliament, 1st Session)

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The PRIME MINISTER.

The practice to which my hon. friend refers is not altogether regular, I admit. But -I do not admit that it has been indulged iu to a greater extent this session than in previous sessions. All the Bills that we have to consider that are not yet distributed are of a purely formal character. They are Bills upon which the House agrees, and are composed of only one or two clauses. If they were contentious Bills, I agree that they should not be proceeded with until every member had received them and had had time to consider them.

Topic:   INCREASE OF SESSIONAL INDEMNITY.
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