November 6, 1941

QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


SOLDIERS' DEPENDENTS-COST OF LIVING BONUS

NAT

Mr. FRASER (Peterborough West):

National Government

1. Does the cost of living bonus apply to the allowances paid to the dependents of members of Canada's armed forces?

2. If so, is it being paid in accordance with the index of the rise in the cost of living?

3. If it is not being paid in accordance with rise in the cost of living index, what provision is being made for these dependents to offset the increased costs of living?

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Subtopic:   SOLDIERS' DEPENDENTS-COST OF LIVING BONUS
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LIB

Mr. ILSLEY: (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

1. No.

2. Answered by No. 1.

3. This matter is under consideration by the government.

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Subtopic:   SOLDIERS' DEPENDENTS-COST OF LIVING BONUS
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IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF STEEL SCRAP

LIB

Mr. REID:

Liberal

1. What amount of steel scrap has been exported from British Columbia since June 1, 1941, to the end of September of the same year?

2. What has been the importations of steel scrap in quantities and values into Canada during the past twelve months ending September 30, 1941?

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Subtopic:   IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF STEEL SCRAP
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LIB

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West): (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. Scrap iron or steel, 6,060 tons

2. Cast scrap, 43,392 tons-$908,933; wrought scrap, 267,675 tons-$4,306,836. Totals 311,067 tons-$5,215,769.

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LIB

Thomas Reid

Liberal

Mr. REID:

Mr. Speaker, I would draw the attention of the Minister of Trade and Commerce (Mr. MacKinnon) to the fact

that my question is this: "What amount of steel scrap has been exported from British Columbia since June 1, 1941, to the end of September of the same year." The answer places the amount of scrap iron or steel at 6,060 tons. My question is as to the amount of steel scrap. I am not interested in scrap iron.

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Subtopic:   IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF STEEL SCRAP
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West):

I have not the answer to the question before me, but my recollection is that the question asked has also been answered in a return which I tabled. In any event I shall look into the matter, and, if necessary, answer to-morrow.

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Subtopic:   IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF STEEL SCRAP
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE-VACUUM CLEANERS FOR FURNACES

NAT

Mr. HOMUTH:

National Government

1. How many vacuum cleaners for cleaning furnaces were requisitioned by the Department of National Defence for Air?

2. How many such vacuum cleaners were purchased?

3. To what air ports or training centres were they delivered?

4. From whom were they purchased?

5. What was the total cost of same?

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Subtopic:   ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE-VACUUM CLEANERS FOR FURNACES
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LIB

Charles Gavan Power (Associate Minister of National Defence; Minister of National Defence for Air; Minister of National Defence for Air and Associate Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. POWER:

Return tabled.

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Subtopic:   ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE-VACUUM CLEANERS FOR FURNACES
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PRINTING AND ADVERTISING CONTRACTS

?

Mr. COLD WELL:

1. What printing or advertising contracts were placed with firms in Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa, London and Windsor, by the dominion government during the year ending March 31, 1941?

2. Were all of such contracts let by tender, and were the lowest tenders accepted in each case?

3. If not, what contracts were let without tender, what contracts, if any, were awarded to other than the lowest bidder, and for what reason in each case?

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Subtopic:   PRINTING AND ADVERTISING CONTRACTS
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LIB

Pierre-François Casgrain (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. CASGRAIN:

Return tabled.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   PRINTING AND ADVERTISING CONTRACTS
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ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY STATEMENT OF PRIME MINISTER AS TO POSITION OF UNITED STATES LEGISLATION


On the orders of the day:


LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

Yesterday my hon. friend the leader of the opposition (Mr. Hanson) asked a question concerning the position in the United States of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence basin agreement. Legislation to

Joint Defence Production

give effect to the agreement is included in an omnibus bill also covering certain other works, which is now before the rivers and harbours committee of the United States House of Representatives. This bill has not yet been reported to the House of Representatives, but it is expected that it will be reported shortly.

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November 6, 1941