Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime
That when this house adjourns on Wednesday, the 1st of April, it stand adjourned until Monday, the 13th of April, 1931.
Perhaps before the motion is passed, Mr. Speaker, I might explain why the adjournment is for a longer period than we would wish. Our new Governor General sails to-morrow from Liverpool and is expected to land in Halifax a week from Saturday; it is essential that he should be met by the members of the administration when he lands; he is expected to arrive here on the succeeding Tuesday. Under those circumstances, if the house were to meet on Wednesday or Thursday, the attendance probably would be very limited, and therefore it is thought desirable that we should adjourn until the succeeding Monday. I make the motion having regard to all these factors. I state them to the house in order that hon. members may realize that we would willingly make the adjournment shorter if we could, but under the circumstances we see no way by which it can be done.