Sir WILFRID LAURIER.
The Conlmit-tee on Standing Orders should take notice, however, that the rule will not be extended any further. Of course, there may be exceptions, but if so, each application should stand on its own merits, and only be granted on special grounds. My hon. friend from Grey suggests that the rule should be amended. Perhaps we may have to revise, not only this, but several rules. For instance, we have a standing rule, which is never observed, fixing the recess for dinner from six to seven thirty p.m. By tacit consent, however, we have always extended that recess till eight o'clock. In the present instance, I am glad to see that my hon. friend from Grey agrees with me that there can be no objection to granting this extension, but that henceforth we should refuse all such applications.