Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):
Mr. Speaker, a number of 56103-961
hon. members have made inquiries as to the government's intention with respect to an Easter adjournment, and it might enable hon. gentlemen to make their arrangements for the Easter vacation if I were immediately to intimate to the house what the government has in mind. It is our intention to ask that when the house adjourns on Friday of next week it stand adjourned until the Tuesday following Easter Monday, which is April 10. This would mean that hon. members would have opportunity for a vacation of ten days, with a loss in that period of time of only two and a half days of the time that otherwise the house would be sitting. Seeing that parliament was called together in January, we feel that for this and other reasons it would be desirable to have such an intermission. Therefore, with the consent of the house, I move:
That when the house adjourns on Friday the 30th March instant it stand adjourned until Tuesday, the tenth of April next.
Subtopic: EASTER ADJOURNMENT