April 11, 1945 (19th Parliament, 6th Session)

NAT

Gordon Graydon (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. GRAYDON:

Our party has considered this matter, and we are very anxious that the discussion should be brought to an end so
that royal assent may be given on Saturday.
I cannot guarantee what members down in the corner will do, nor can I give any guarantee with respect to members on the government side of the house. May I point out to my right hon. friend, who has made a plea for speed in the house, that I took the trouble to find out who was holding up business, and I find that outside of the parliamentary assistant to the Minister of National Defence, who took up considerable time-and I am not complaining about that at all-twenty-three columns of Hansard on one day were consumed by government speakers, outside of the Department of National Defence; eighteen columns by Independents down in the corner; nine by the C.C.F.; seven by the Social Credit group, and seven columns by ourselves. I cannot guarantee to the Prime Minister what other people will do, buj I can say that our party is anxious to close up the discussion and to get the war appropriation and the supply bills through so that royal assent may be given in the regular fashion on Saturday.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   EXPEDITING THE WORK OF THE SESSION- SUGGESTED MORNING SITTINGS
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