Before the hon. member proceeds, I should like the chair to be supported in this. There were many interruptions a moment ago, with the result that I* had to give a few minutes more to the hon. Minister of Trade and Commerce in order that he might complete his sentence. Under the forty-minute rule if interruptions are too numerous speeches are so cut up that in many instances the meaning of the hon. member who has the floor may be obscured. On this point let me quote Bourinot:
Whilst a member is addressing the house, no one has a right to interrupt him by putting a question to him, or by making or demanding an explanation.
Of course, the member addressing the house may give way through a sense of courtesy, but unless that express consent has been given no interruption must be attempted.
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