Under ordinary circumstances I should say that the point was well taken; but, the hon. member must read carefully the first line of standing order 116 from which he has just quoted:
Except in eases of urgent and pressing necessity.
The raison d'etre of the present motion is that the session will soon conclude, and if these bills are to be entertained by the house, standing order 105 must be suspended. Notice was given of this motion, and in my judgment, reading standing order 116 as it should be read,
I rule the motion in order. Is it the pleasure of the house to adopt the motion?
Subtopic: FIRST AND SECOND READINGS OF PRIVATE BILLS