October 14, 1903

QUESTIONS.

RAILWAY SUBSIDIES.

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Mr. WILSON asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What amount of bonuses or subsidies have been voted by parliament each year to railways during the years 1900, 1901 and 1902 ?

2. How much of the said bonuses or subsidies has been paid during the said years, and up to 1st September, 1903 ?

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The MINISTER OF FINANCE (Hon. W. S. Fielding).

The hon. gentleman's question is covered toy a more comprehensive one which is on the Order paper, and to which I will reply in an answer which will contain all the information, except as respects the period from the 1st of July to the 1st of September in the current year. The question of the hon. member for Brant (Mr. Heyd) deals with the years mentioned. But no payments were made between the 1st of July and the 1st of September.

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The MINISTER OF FINANCE.

No payments for railway subsidies.

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The MINISTER OF FINANCE.

For railway subsidies, no payments have been made between the 1st of July and the 1st of September. All the other information asked for by the hon. gentleman is covered by another question which I will answer.

Mr. HllYD-by Mr. Talbot-asked :

1. What is the total amount per annum of railway subsidies granted for each of the past ten years ?

2. What Is the total amount paid per annum on account of railway subsidies for each of the past ten years ?

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The MINISTER OF FINANCE (Hon. W. S. Fielding) :

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Total

Year. Amount.

1893

1894

1895

1890

(992-17 miles at 1897 -[ minimum ^Specified

Iggg

f 1417-91 miles at 18991 minimum .. .. V Specified

.$ 1,052,088 . 4,659,160

No Grants.

$3,200 $3,174,944

4,509 544 '

7,684,488

No Grants.

.. ..$4,537,312

.. .. 2,670,175

7,207,487

| 835 miles at $3,200 minimum $2,672,000

1 30 miles at $2,500 .. .. 75,000

^Specified 725,000

3,472,000

f 1,103 miles at $3,260 mini-

1901- mum' $3,529,600

(.Specified 35,872

3,565,472

1892 No Grants.

Total

2.-

1893- 4

1894- 5

1895- 6

1896- 7

1897- 8

1898- 9

1899- 1900

1900- 1

1901- 2

1902- 3

..$27,640,695

Total

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$15,203,500 37 IMPORTS FOR YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1903.

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Mr. HENDERSON asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What was the total imports entered for

consumption in the Dominion of Canada for the year ending 30th June, 1903, and the duty collected thereon ? .

2. How much of such imports came in under the preferential tariff ; and what was the total amount of duty paid thereon ?

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The MINISTER OF CUSTOMS (Hon. William Paterson) :

1. The total imports entered for consumption in the Dominion of Canada for the year ending 30th June, 1903, were $136,796,065 dutiable, $96,994,451 free, and the duty collected thereon was $37,110,354.59.

2. $37,614,505 of such imports were entered under the preferential tariff, and the duty collected thereon was $7,069,692.42.

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PER CAPITA REVENUE FROM CUSTOMS AND EXCISE.


work of a staff of thirty men, who worked for months on enumerators' accounts, was thrown away ? 2. Was a year's work done by a large staff on mortality tables, condemned and burned ? 3. Has a staff of about thirty persons been engaged in altering and amending enumerators' returns, changing forest lands to pasture, and fallow lands to pasture, and in making other alterations ? The MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE (Hon. Sydney Fisher) : 1. There was no new basis applied, there was not a staff of thirty men working for months on the enumerators' accounts and none of the work was thrown away. 2. There has not been a year's work by a large staff on mortality tables and none of the work has been condemned or burned. 3. There has not been a staff of about thirty persons, or any other number, engaged in altering or amending the enumerators' returns, changing forest lands to pasture and fallow lauds to pasture, or in making other alterations.


IMPERIAL SERVICE DECORATION.

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Edward Frederick Clarke

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLARKE asked :

What are the names of the officials who have been recommended by the government to receive the imperial *service decoration and medals ?

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The PRIME MINISTER (Rt. Hon. Sir Wilfrid Laurier).

No recommendations are made by the government of Canada. Such recommendations are made by the Governor General in consultation with bis ministers. I do not think it would be advisable or at all constitutional to bring down these names.

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Edward Frederick Clarke

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLARKE asked :

What revenue per capita was derived from customs and excise taxation for the fiscal years ending 30th June, 1896, and 30th June, 1903, respectively ?

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The MINISTER OF CUSTOMS (Hon. William Paterson).

The revenue derived from customs taxation for the year ending 30th June, 1896, was $20,219,037.32, and for the year ending 30th June, 1903, $37,109,075.72. The census of 1901 shows a population of 5,371,315 in Canada, but as the population has not been definitely ascertained in 189G and 1903, the customs revenue per capita for these two years cannot be stated with accuracy.

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Edward Frederick Clarke

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLARKE.

Mr. Speaker, the lion. Minister of Customs (Hon. Mr. Paterson) has not answered the portion of the question relating to excise.

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October 14, 1903