Right Hon. L. S. Si. Laurent (Prime Minister):
I am sure no one would wish to have measures of this kind adopted without adequate consideration. On the other hand the suggestion that the house rise at this time to meet again at three o'clock this afternoon would disturb some tentative plans
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which we hoped might be realized. I understand that there is a possibility the other place will have considered before 12.45, the bill concerning the defence forces, and that in the course of the morning there might be a letter delivered to the Speaker from Government House informing him that the Deputy Governor General would be present to give the royal assent to that measure at 12.45.
Would it suit the convenience of members, if it is felt that there should be time to consider the terms of these bills-though they are very much in the terms of the resolutions which preceded them-to adjourn and return here at the call of the Chair, but not for anything more than the purpose of proceeding to the other place for royal assent? Then we could meet at three o'clock this afternoon to deal with the ordinary business of the house.
Subtopic: REQUEST FOR TIME TO CONSIDER LEGISLATION