May 3, 1918 (13th Parliament, 1st Session)

UNION

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Unionist

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

There is one
amendment of considerable importance, but I do not think the others are of first-rate importance. I hope very much that we shall be able to pass the Bill this session. The Civil Service Bill is founded very much on the present Act, except for the addition of necessary provisions to bring the Outside Service under the rules which have heretofore prevailed with regard to the Inside Service. I hope it will not he controversial .and that it will not occupy a very long time. With respect to the Inspection and Sale Act I shall confer with the Minister of Trade and Commerce. I am informed from my hon. friend, the

Acting Minister of Finance (Mr. A. K. Maclean) that the resolution, item, 23 on the Order Paper, is of importance and he would like very much to have it advanced a stage to-day if that should be possible. There is nothing more to say at the moment about the other items. I therefore beg to move the motion as amended making the first morning sitting of the Houise on Tuesday next, instead of on Monday.
Motion as amended agreed to.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE SESSION.
Subtopic:   MORNING AND SATURDAY 'SITTINGS OF THE HOUSE.
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