June 14, 1926


Motion agreed to, on division.


INTERIM SUPPLY


On the Orders of the Day:


CON

Henry Herbert Stevens

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. H. H. STEVENS (Vancouver Centre):

I would like to ask if provision is being made for the passing of the necessary supply for the payment of the civil service tomorrow? To-morrow is a pay day, and I understand that the interim supply has been exhausted. I thought I would bring it to the attention of the Minister of Finance, and ask if provision will be made to pay the service to-morrow.

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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Trade and Commerce; Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. J. A. ROBB (Minister of Finance):

When my hon. friend rose in his place, I was just about to ask the unanimous consent of the House to present interim supply bills, which I do now. I move that the House go into committee of Supply.

Motion agreed to and the House went into committee, Mr. Duff in the chair,

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COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY

LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Trade and Commerce; Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ROBB moved:

Resolved, that a sura not exceeding $15,934,291.06 being one-twelfth of the amount of each of the several items to be voted as set forth in the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1927, laid before the House of Commons at the present session of parliament, be granted to His Majesty, on account for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1927.

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

I assume, Mr. Chairman, that the proportion, one-twelfth, has been correctly w-orked out.

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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Trade and Commerce; Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ROBB:

Yes.

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

There is just

one mistake that I want to bring to the attention of my hon. friend, a mistake made by one of his colleagues in connection with the previous interim supply votes. I know there is no misunderstanding between my hon. friend and myself; that is, the fact of these supply votes being allowed to go through in this way does not commit the House in any way as to the principle in connection with any item in the estimates, and further, that the voting of this interim supply is never taken as authority to make any new commitments. I think my hon. friend entirely agrees with me.

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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Trade and Commerce; Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ROBB:

That was our understanding,

and it is so set forth in Hansard.

Sale of Empire Products

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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Trade and Commerce; Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ROBB moved:

Resolved, that a sum not exceeding $10,200,000, being ten million dollars on account of the total amount to be voted by vote No. 372 for loans to Canadian National Railway Company, and two hundred thousand dollars on account of the total amount to be voted by vote No. 373, for a loan to the Canadian Government Merchant Marine, Limited, as set forth in the estimates for the fiscal year ending 31st March, 1927, laid before the House of Commons at the present session of parliament, be granted to His Majesty, on account, for the fiscal year ending 31st March, 1927.

Resolutions reported, read the second time and concurred in.

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COMMITTEE OF WAYS AND MEANS


Mr. ROBB moved that the House go into committee of Ways and Means. Motion agreed to and the House went into committee, Mr. Duff in the chair.


LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Trade and Commerce; Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ROBB moved:

Resolved, that towards making good the supply granted to His Majesty on account of certain expenses of the public service for the fiscal year ending 31st March, 1927, the sum of $10,200,000 be granted out of the consolidated revenue fund of Canada.

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

In this case,

Mr. Chairman, the resolution is in a different form. It has to be in a different form because this year, following the practice of last year the railway estimates were separated from the general estimates, but in doing so it was overlooked by the government-I do not know who overlooked it, but at any rate it was overlooked-that nothing was included in their interim supplies for the National Railways. It developed before the committee that the National Railways urgently required this $10,000,000, and that the merchant marine urgently required this $200,000, and as we certainly do not want to see these things held up, the committee unanimously consented that this matter should come forward.

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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Trade and Commerce; Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ROBB moved:

Resolved, that towards making good the Supply granted to His Majesty on account of certain expenses of the public service for the fiscal year ending 31st March, 1927, the sum of $15,934,291.06 be granted out of the consolidated revenue fund of Canada.

Resolutions reported, read the second time

and concurred in. Mr. Robb thereupon moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 192 for granting to His Majesty a certain sum of money for the public service for the financial year ending March 31, 1927.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first

and second time.

Mr. ROBB thereupon moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 193 for granting to His Majesty a certain sum of money for the public service for the financial year ending March 31, 1927.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first and second time.

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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I presume the two bills

will be considered together in committee.

The House then went into committee on the bills, Mr. Duff in the chair.

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

So that it may be clear that we understand each other, both these bills will be subject to the stipulations already made in connection with the resolution?

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June 14, 1926