May 11, 1931 (17th Parliament, 2nd Session)


Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; Minister of Finance and Receiver General; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister) moved:

That on Wednesday, the 13th May next, and every Wednesday thereafter to the end of the session, government notices of motions and gov-

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ernment orders shall have precedence over all business except questions by members and notices of motions for the production of papers.
He said: This motion would have been made before, but the interruption of the business of the house on Wednesday last made me think it undesirable at that time. The intention is to give this Wednesday clear for private business, and I trust this will be satisfactory.
Right. Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING .(Leader of the Opposition): I do not wish to oppose the motion, but if its purpose is to shorten the session by enabling the government to get on with the business of the session I should like to ask the Prime Minister whether or not the report in the press is correct to the effect that the budget will not be brought down until June. My right hon. friend a few days ago said he would probably be in a position early to advise the house when the budget would be brought down, and this might be an appropriate moment to express a view.

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