May 15, 1914 (12th Parliament, 3rd Session)


Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)


I appreciate what my
right hon. friend has said with regard to laying the programme of the Government before the House, but I am not aware of anything else at the moment which is to be brought down except the Supplementary Estimates. So far as sitting on Saturday is concerned, I hope that my right hon. friend will not press his objection. I shall be very glad to arrange that nothing shall be taken up on Saturday except matters of a non-controversial character; indeed, nothing to which my right hon. friend has any objection. I think we shall make some progress in that way. As to how long we shall sit on Saturday, I shall be prepared to meet the views of hon. gentlemen on the other side of the House. I think we can get some work done without any detriment to the public interest in the absence of those gentlemen who have already made *other arrangements. If that would meet the views of my right hon. friend, I would be glad if the motion would pass at it is.

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