Hon. J. H. KING (Minister of Pensions and National Health) moved that the house go into committee to consider the following proposed resolution:
That it is expedient to bring in a measure to amend the Pension Act, to carry into effect the recommendations of the special committee on pensions and returned soldiers' problems submitted to the house on 14th May instant; and to provide for the salaries to be paid to the chairman and members of the pension tribunal, the president and members of the pension appeal court, and for pension to be granted to any member of the said bodies, or of the commission, on retirement; and for the salaries of the other proposed officials, and travelling and living expenses as prescribed; and for the constitution of a branch of the department to be known as the veterans' bureau.
Motion agreed to and the house went into committee, Mr. Johnston in the chair.
Resolution reported, read the second time and concurred in. Mr. King (Kootenay) thereupon moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 265, to amend the Pension Act.
Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.