HC Deb 03 October 1939 vol 351 c1818
74. Mr. Keeling

asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether he can now inform the House of the arrangements in Dominion parliaments for limiting the length of speeches?

The Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs (Mr. Eden)

Steps have been taken to obtain this information, but up to the present the replies are not complete. I am, however, circulating in the Official Report a statement setting out the practice which prevails in the House of Commons in Canada.

Following is the statement:

Note supplied by the Clerk of the Canadian House of Commons.

The length of speeches in the House of Commons of the Dominion of Canada is limited by the following Standing Order adopted in 1927: 37. No member, except the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition, or a Minister moving a Government Order and the member speaking in reply immediately after such Minister, or a member making a motion of 'No Confidence' in the Government and a Minister replying thereto, shall speak for more than forty minutes at a time in any debate.
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