Oral Answers to Questions — Parliaments (Hours of Sitting).

– in the House of Commons on 20th April 1920.

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Photo of Sir Charles Edwards Sir Charles Edwards , Bedwellty

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to state the time of commencing business each day in the different Parliaments of Europe, America, Japan, South Africa and the British Colonies; the number of hours they sit each day; and the approximate time taken each year?

Mr. HARMSWORTH:

I regret that the information required is not in my possession, but I will call for reports if the House so desire.

Photo of Sir Charles Edwards Sir Charles Edwards , Bedwellty

How are we to know whether the House is desirous or not?

Mr. HARMSWORTH:

I think I may put it more definitely and say that if my hon. Friend desires it, I will do what I can to meet his wish.

Sir J. D. REES:

Will the hon. Gentleman throw in a few particulars regarding the climate, population and customs of the countries concerned?