May 23, 1901 (9th Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

William Scott Maclaren

Liberal

Mr. MACLAREN (Huntingdon).

I have given the figures, and the hon. gentleman can work out the calculation for himself. I have shown that 55 Conservatives spoke, 59 Liberals and several Independents. Of course a larger proportion of Conservatives spoke than Liberals, but one can easily understand why that should be the case. 1 wish just to make one further remark. I believe that the new members of the House would have taken a greater part in our debates if they had been given the opportunity. We admire the zeal of old parliamentarians, saturated with parliamentary lore and experience, but I think it will be admitted that there is in the new members a freshness

Topic:   SUPPLY BILL.
Subtopic:   DEBATES IN THE HOUSE.
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