May I submit to you, Sir, just a few simple reasons? When the motion was submitted, I rose to a point of order. I pointed out that it was out of order and could not be proceeded with. I was upheld and consequently there was no motion made.
The point is indeed a very fine one. Before the House adjourns every evening leaders on both sides, after the motion is put, speak on matters quite different from the motion to adljourn, and by the courtesy of the members, and by custom from time immemorial, no one has ever taken any objection to that. There is no question before the Chair at the present moment. The Minister of Finance evidently did not notice that the adjournment of the House had been moved and that I was about to declare the
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motion carried. He then inquired about his motion, and I declared that the motion could not be moved. So this is a tempest in a teapot, if I may say so, with all due deference, and without any vindictive spirit. It is well known that every evening before the House adjourns, when the motion is put and often after it has been declared carried, the leaders in the House put questions to each other as to the business for the next day.
Motion agreed to and the House adjourned at 10.40 p.m.