I desire to explain
my own position. I opposed this application in the committee. I have several amendments to move to the Bank Bill, and I did not think we should make the request to the House to be permitted to sit while the House is in session. But since coming into the House it has been intimated to me that the important matters which I had in hand would not be taken Mr. AMES.
up, and of course I have no personal objection to the committee sitting. Of course, I should like ve*y much to be there when other amendments are being considered. Yet it is very important in the interests of my constituents that I should be present in the House this afternoon, and _ so I should not be able to attend the Banking Committee.