There is a degree of
urgency in the motion made by the hon. member, and I should prefer that the hon. member have the leave of the house to make the motion. Standing order 31 reads:
(1) Leave to make a motion for the adjournment of the house (when made for the purpose of discussing a definite matter of urgent public importance) must be asked after the ordinary daily routine of business (standing order 15) has been concluded and before notices of motions or orders of the day are entered upon.
(2) The member desiring to make such a motion rises in his place, asks leave to move
[Mr R. B. Hanson.]
the adjournment of the house for the purpose of discussing a definite matter of urgent public importance, and states the matter.
(3) He then hands a written statement of the matter proposed to be discussed to the Speaker, who, if he thinks it in order and of urgent public importance, reads it out and asks whether the member has the leave of the house. If objection is taken, the Speaker requests those members who support the motion to rise in their places and if more than twenty members rise accordingly, the Speaker calls upon the member who has asked for leave.
Is there any objection on the part of the house?
Subtopic: REQUEST FOR SECRET SESSION-MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT UNDER STANDING ORDER 31