July 28, 1911 (11th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON.

In view of the many references recently made to the expediting of the business of the House and the necessity of some change in the rules, I wish to ask the right hon. the leader of the House whether any steps are being taken or are proposed to be taken with regard to an amendment of the rules tending towards the expedition of public business. I wish to read an extract from a newspaper which may be of some service in consideration of the whole question:
How to Suppress Bores.
A Paris paper describes the method by which a South African tribe deals with bores.
This tribe considers long speeches injurious both to the speaker and his hearers; so, in order to protect both, there is a tribal law that every public orator must stand on one leg only while he is making a speech.

Topic:   RULES OF THE HOUSE.
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