April 10, 1928

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Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

Would the minister read the material sections?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL HEALTH AND VETERANS' WELFARE
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John Warwick King

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

There are a number of recommendations. The recommendation dealing with pensions is one of them.

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George Reginald Geary

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GEARY:

It has nothing to do with pensions here.

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John Warwick King

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

No, except that we will carry the work of pensions under the new amalgamation, as we do now. The general recommendations made by Mr. Scott- we cannot cover the situation fully unless we go more thoroughly into the report-are as follows:

(a) Giving to the Board of Pension Commissioners such staff as will enable them to function fully as an entirely separate body for the purpose of deciding upon the eligibility of pensioners and their dependants and calculating pensions payable.

And then he deals with transferring certain activities to the Department of Finance, and goes on to say:

(c) All other activities now directed by the Department of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment should be transferred to the Department of Health.

(d) An official of the Department of Health should be appointed as secretary of the Board of Pension Commissioners.

Those are the recommendations which Mr. Scott made. In dealing with the affairs of the department, I think you will find he shows that the work is largely of the nature of treatment or health work, and the work of the vetcraft can be considered as a form of treatment; but on the whole that the amalgamation will be an advantage in the matter of administration, and also would lead to very considerable economy.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL HEALTH AND VETERANS' WELFARE
Subtopic:   PROPOSED AMALGAMATION OF DEPARTMENTS OF HEALTH AND SOLDIERS' CIVIL KE-ESTABLISH-MENT
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Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

Who is Mr. Scott?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL HEALTH AND VETERANS' WELFARE
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John Warwick King

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

He is associated

with Ross & Company, of Montreal, auditors.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL HEALTH AND VETERANS' WELFARE
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John Arthur Clark

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLARK:

Whose is the other report?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL HEALTH AND VETERANS' WELFARE
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John Warwick King

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

The annual report of the Department of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment, the report, which will bear out my statement.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL HEALTH AND VETERANS' WELFARE
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John Arthur Clark

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLARK:

Will the minister read the

report which recommends this amalgamation?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL HEALTH AND VETERANS' WELFARE
Subtopic:   PROPOSED AMALGAMATION OF DEPARTMENTS OF HEALTH AND SOLDIERS' CIVIL KE-ESTABLISH-MENT
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John Warwick King

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

Of the D.3.CR?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL HEALTH AND VETERANS' WELFARE
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John Arthur Clark

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLARK:

Yes.

Privilege-Mr. Duff

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John Warwick King

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

No; that shows

the number of cases, the number of clinics, the number of cases being re-established year by year, and as I say, it will show that 90 to 95 per cent of that work is health work among the men.

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John Arthur Clark

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLARK:

I am glad the minister has

cleared up this last point, because when he spoke first it sounded as though 95 per cent of the work of the two departments was health.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL HEALTH AND VETERANS' WELFARE
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John Warwick King

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

No, I did not

mean that.

Progress reported.

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At 11 o'clock the house adjourned without question put, pursuant to standing order. Wednesday, April 11, 1928


April 10, 1928