Hon. MURRAY MacLAREN (Minister of Pensions and National Health) moved that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following proposed resolution :
That it is expedient to amend the Pension Act to give effect to certain recommendations of the committee appointed to investigate the administration of the act; to provide for the elimination of various provisions relating to the pension tribunal; and for an increase in the number of members of the commission and to prescribe their tenure of office; for the continuation of the pension appeal court as a court of appeal and of review; for the appointment of an ad hoc judge as a member of the pension appeal court and his remuneration; for the appointment of a travelling inspector of the veterans' bureau, and of pension counsel, and a reviewing officer; for the payment of awards by the comptroller of the treasury, and generally to simplify and improve procedure under the act.
He said: His Excellency the Governor
General, having been made acquainted with the subject matter of this resolution, recommends it to the favourable consideration of the house.
Motion agreed to.