February 28, 1927

SELECT STANDING COMMITTEES

CHANGES IN PERSONNEL

LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice):

moved:

That the name of Mr. Ladner be substituted for that of Mr. Cantley on the select standing committee on marine and fisheries; That the name of Mr. Young (Saskatoon) be substituted for that of Mr. Cayley on the select standing ' committee on miscellaneous private bills; that the name of Mr. Cayley be substituted for that of Mr. Young (Saskatoon) on the select standing committee on public accounts; that the name of Mr. Edrvards (Waterloo) be substituted for that of Mr. McRae on the select standing committee on railways, canals and telegraph lines.

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Motion agreed to.


PARLIAMENTARY RESTAURANT

LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice) moved:

That Messrs. Bancroft, Black (Yukon), Carmichael, Clark, Edwards (Ottawa), Fiset (Sir

Questions

Eugene) Howden, Kay, Ryckman, and Wilson (Wentworth) be appointed to assist His Honour the Speaker in the direction of the restaurant as far as the interests of the Commons are concerned and to act as members of the joint committee on both houses on the restaurant;

And that a message be sent to the Senate to acquaint their honours therewith.

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Motion agreed to.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


BINDER TWINE INSPECTION

LIB-PRO

Mr. BANCROFT:

Liberal Progressive

1. Since when has there ceased to be an officer of the government known as the inspector of binder twine?

2. By what department is the inspection of binder twine, under the sales and inspection act, carried on?

3. How many inspections were made in 1926?

4. What quantity of binder twine, if any,

was confiscated ? .

5. Was any binder twine found to be improperly labelled or deficient in length? _

6. Has the government given any consideration to the need of improving the inspection of binder twine? , ,

7. Has the government considered raising the

standard required under the sales and inspection act? .

8. Hoes the government intend to fix the net weight of binder twine contained in a bale?

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LIB

Hon. Mr. MOTHERWELL: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. Since August 1, 1924, the inspection of binder twine has been assigned to the forty-three inspectors of seeds, feeding stuffs, fertilizers, and coininodities that are under the inspection and sale act.

2. Department of Agriculture.

3. 101.

4. None.

5. Yes. Imported twine was not released from bond until properly labelled as to weight and quality.

6. Yes. The system of inspection of binder twine was reorganized three years ago.

7. Yes. Because of the variability of the per cent of moisture and in consequence the length per pound of binder twine, it would seem desirable to change the standard from the number of feet per pound to the total number Of feet contained in the ball, and to establish a minimum standard of breaking strength for binder twine.

8. In as much as length and strength of twine in a ball rather than weight of bail are the important considerations it would seem advisable to follow policy outlined in reply to questions No. 7 rather than fix net weight of balls or bales.

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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-REPAIR SHOPS

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Have the Canadian National Railway shops at Stratford and Belleville been closed, or are they to be closed?

2. What sum was spent by the Canadian National Railways in 1922 or since on repair shops and plant at Port Huron?

3. What was the total capital cost of the said plant, and the annual cost of maintaining same, by years?

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LIB

Hon. Mr. DUNNING: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. No.

1922 .. . .$13,995 98

1923 .... 28,393 23

1924 .... 16,496 76

1925 .... 15,977 14

1926 .... 2,869 94

Capital cost.. .. .. $1,090,000 00

Maintenance,-

1922 .. ..$ 8,489 23

1923 .... 19,320 94

1924 .... 23,386 22

1925 .... 7,182 80

1926 .... 23,107 26

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THE DUMPING ACT-ENFORCEMENT

LIB

Mr. YOUNG (Weybum):

Liberal

1. How often has the dumping act been enforced between July 1, 1922, and January 31,1927?

2. What evidence was in the possession of the customs department at the time of each enforcement, that dunping actually existed?

3. What was the number of cases between July 1, 1922, and January 31, 1927, in which the dumping act was applied after the value for duty had been fixed as provided in section 47a of the customs act, and the particulars in each case?

4. What was the number of cases between July 1, 1922, and January 31, 1927, in which the dflmping duty lias been refunded by the department after it had been collected.

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LIB

Hon. Mr. EULER: (Minister of Customs and Excise)

Liberal

1. There is no statistical record of the entries on which dumping duty has been collected.

2. Dumping duty is applied by port officers in accordance with the regulations respecting the appraised fair market value and the selling price to the purchaser in Canada as set forth in section 6 of the customs tariff act.

3. and 4. (Answered by No. 1).

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TRADE UNIONS AND CH. 125 REVISED STATUTES

LIB

Mr. BOUCHARD:

Liberal

1. How many trade unions have availed themselves of the provisions of chapter 125 of the revised statutes, an act respecting trade unions?

2. How many registered trade unions are now in existence?

Questions

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February 28, 1927