Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister) moved:
That on Wednesday, the 28th day of May instant, and all subsequent Wednesdays until the end of the session, the sittings shall in every respect be under the same rules as provided for other days.
He said: Mr. Speaker, I think there is a general desire that we should take steps at
this stage of the session to reach the period of adjournment as soon as possible. I understand that the whips had a conference in the afternoon yesterday at which it was agreed that we might resume sittings on Wednesday evenings-that would require a special motion -and also sittings on Friday evenings, which will not require any motion, because at present we simply adjourn at six o'clock on a general understanding. I rather expected from directions given that this motion would have appeared on the Votes and Proceedings of to-day. *
I understand that hon. members-very naturally-will wish to listen in this evening to the broadcast which will be made by President Roosevelt. The broadcast begins at 10.30. It might be understood, if this motion is adopted, that we would adjourn at 10.15 this evening and make up for it by sitting to-morrow night.