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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 50

Hours of Meeting

Hours of Meeting.

Mr. Douglas moved,—"That, unless otherwise ordered, this Council will meet for the despatch of business at 11 o'clock in the forenoon of each day of the week except Sunday." In doing so he said: In moving this I may state that, on reflection, I think 11 o'clock would be exceedingly inconvenient to the members of my Government, as we would have no time to attend to the public business in the respective departments under our control. The proceedings, in point of fact, in my own office are already getting entangled, and meeting at 11 o'clock each morning seems to be very inconvenient. I beg leave, therefore, to alter my motion so as to make the hour 12. (Mr. Douglas here consulted privately with Mr. Dodds.) My colleague, however, states that it would be more convenient to the other members of the Council if the hour was fixed at 11, and, under the circumstances, I will, therefore, move that we meet at 11 o'clock each morning.

Mr. Dickson seconded the motion, which was agreed to.