May 13, 1901 (9th Parliament, 1st Session)


John Charlton


Mr. JOHN CHARLTON (North Norfolk).

Before you leave the Chair, Mr. Speaker, I wish to ask for your ruling upon a point of order connected with the rides and proceedings of this House. The rule, as laid down in the Rules and Orders, for Monday is :
Private Bills, questions to be put by members, notices of motion, public Bills and orders, government notices of motion, and government orders.
This rule has been set aside by resolution of the House, and the order of business under that resolution comes into force today. That resolution passed on Wednesday last, is as follows :-
On motion of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, it was ordered, that commencing with Monday next, this House shall meet for the remainder of the session at 11 o'clock of the morning of each sitting day ; that in addition to the usual intermission at 6 o'clock p.m., there shall be also an intermission on each day from 1 to 3 o'clock p.m.; and that government orders shall have precedence at all such sittings after questions, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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