Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)
Sir ROBERT BORDEN moved:
That on Wednesday, the 7th February, and subsequent Wednesdays to the end of the session, the House shall meet at three o'clock, p.m., and that the sittings on such days shall in every respect be under the same rules provided for other days:-That on and after Thursday, the 1st February, up to and including Thursday, the 15th February next, Government Notices of Motion and Government Orders shall have precedence on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays over all business except Questions by Members and Notices of Motion for the production of papers; and that on Saturday, the 3rd day of February and on Saturday, the 10th day of February, the House shall meet at three o'clock in the afternoon and the order of procedure shall be the same as on Fridays.
He said: In the discussion of this matter between my right hon. friend (Sir Wilfrid Laurier) and myself, if was hoped that we would be able to conclude the work which I mentioned in the House as work that should be done before the adjournment, by the 7th instant, or at the outside the 8th
instant; but inasmuch as one could not be absolutely certain of that, and as I do not desire to have to bring down
5 p.m. another motion, I have proposed as the date the 15th of February so as to guard against any contingency of that kind. With that explanation, * I would move this motion in its amended form as above.