What did it cost in Saskatchewan last year for the administration of this act, for the supervisors looking after the soldier settlers, and what amount of money was collected from the soldier settlers there last year on this land scheme?
While that is being looked up, I should like to answer the question asked by the hon. member for Red Deer. The 1932 interest that would be remitted is $2,250,000. The bonuses as estimated are as follows:
1930 (Prepayment for) 500,000
With this $5,000,000 and the remitted interest the total is $7,250,000, part, namely, the interest, a sum certain and ascertained, and the balance estimated according to the ability of the settlers to take advantage of it.
amount of the loans as of January 31, 1933, was $14,297,421.49. The amount of the loans in southern Alberta as of the same date was $8,076,149, and for northern Alberta, $9,229,431.61. The amount of the collections in southern Alberta from April 1, 1932, to March 31, 1933, was $169,407.71, and the amount of the salaries $61,437.60, The amount of collections for northern Alberta for the same period was $216,400.97 and the amount of the salaries $80,584.20.
Yes, the cars tare supplied by the department to the field supervisors and to those who look after the collections. The number of cars has been very greatly reduced throughout Canada, from 164 to 120. There may be some further reductions that can be made.
The minister gave a certain figure which under the Soldier Settlement Act was loaned to settlers in the province of Saskatchewan. Did that include advances 'to settlers under the three thousand family scheme?