June 26, 1931 (17th Parliament, 2nd Session)

CON

George Halsey Perley (Minister Without Portfolio)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir GEORGE PERLEY:

My hon. friend
knows that after the votes are taken we have to wait while they are totalled, and none of us likes to do that. At any rate, we feel this is worth trying a few times in order to see whether it enables us to take a vote more quickly. I want to remind hon. mem-

Proceedure in Taking Divisions
bers that a great deal of the time occupied in taking a division in this house is taken in waiting for the whips to find the members and see that they are all here. After the members are here and the taking of the vote actually begins, it does not take so very long to complete it. Of course, even if we adopted the system followed in England, we would not save much time because the whips still would have to go out and get the members to come in to vote.

Topic:   RULES OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON PROCEDURE IN TAKING DIVISIONS
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