I have no objection to either of their appointments. I have had the pleasure of knowing these gentlemen for a great many years, and I know they are very competent for the positions. But I would just like to say that in this arrangement the Debates Committee seems to have been overlooked entirely. The organization of the branch took place on the recommendation of the Debates Committee. I do not desire to precipitate a debate or to prolong the session, for the . purpose of having a meeting of the Debates Committee, but I think that when we have
a Debates Committee, when appointments of this kind are to be made, its existence^ should not he overlooked.