Sir ROBERT BORDEN:
I had a conference with my right hon. friend (Sir Wilfrid Laurier) about this motion. He represents to me that it would be better to sit later at night than to have morning sittings, particularly in view of the proba
bility of their being hot weather during the coming month. He has also informed me that so far as he is aware the debate upon the second reading of the Military Service
Bill will probably be concluded within two days-although, of course, it is difficult to fix an exact limit. In view of these considerations, I am content to let the motion stand. Perhaps I might venture to express the hope that in speaking upon the Bill hon. gentlemen will be as concise as may be consistent with their purpose of making their attitude absolutely plain to the House and to the country. If that can be done, the length of the debate may be curtailed without any disadvantage to the gentlemen who speak upon it, and with some advantage to the public interest by reason . of our being enabled to conclude the business of the session at a somewhat earlier date than would otherwise be possible.
Subtopic: PROPOSED MORNING SITTINGS POSTPONED.