March 14, 1929 (16th Parliament, 3rd Session)


William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)


Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, I have a further motion that may help to expedite the business of the house when we return. My hon. fciend will I am sure agree that since the house opened remarkable progress has been made with the work of the session, and I see no reason why when we resume we should not make even better progress after a brief respite. I move:
That on and after Monday, 8th April next and all subsequent Mondays and Wednesdays until the end of the session, government notices of motions and government orders shall have precedence over all other business except questions and notices of motions for the production of papers.
In connection with that resolution I might point out that last year eight days in all were occupied in discussion of private members' motions. This year up to the present time, private members have had eleven days, so that no one will have cause to feel that this motion will deprive anyone of his rights.

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