February 8, 1927 (16th Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

Let me assure my hon. friend at once that I shall see to it that the rights and privileges of private members in this matter shall not suffer in any way by reason of the adoption of this motion. We will take care to see that the extra hour is made good to private members. The only reason for introducing this motion is that it meets with the convenience of all hon. members. When the rule for meeting at two o'clock on Wednesdays was observed it was found very frequently that the attendance when the House met at two o'clock on that day was very slim, most members being apparently unable to break away from the custom of attending at three o'clock.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   *WEDNESDAY SITTINGS
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