July 27, 1942

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

PROCEDURE WITH RESPECT TO DEBATE ON HONG KONG INQUIRY

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):

Mr. Speaker, hon. members are aware that it had been the intention of the government if possible to proceed last week with the debate on the Hong Kong inquiry, but it was arranged at the request of the leader of the opposition (Mr. Hanson) on Friday last that the debate would stand over until to-day. The intention of the government had been to proceed by way of a motion to adjourn the house to discuss a matter of urgent public importance, but my hon. friend the leader of the opposition feels that it would be preferable to go through the routine proceedings first, the questions and so on, and to have the debate take place on a motion that the house go into committee of supply. In the circumstances we shall proceed in that way.

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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

Will the Prime Minister's notice of motion be reached before that stage?

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

Yes.

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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


SOLDIERS' PENSIONS-CONCEALMENT OF PHYSICAL AILMENT

LIB

Mr. MAYBANK:

Liberal

1. How many applicants for pension arising from disabilities in service during the present war have been refused pension upon the ground that physical ailments were concealed by them at the time of enlistment?

2. How many of them have been refused upon the grounds of wilful concealment?

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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver Centre):

No pension has been wholly refused on the grounds that a pre-enlistment condition was concealed or wilfully concealed on enlistment; on the contrary, in accordance with the provisions of section 11 (1) (c) of the Pension Act, pension has been awarded in 388 cases for aggravation only of disabilities resulting from conditions found to have been wilfully concealed on enlistment.

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WAR EXCHANGE CONSERVATION ACT- INTERNATIONAL NICKEL COMPANY

CCF

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

1. What was the amount of the special allowance which was granted for 1941 to the International Nickel Company of Canada for depreciation or depletion under the agreement made with that company under the War Exchange Conservation Act?

2. By what amount did these allowances decrease the total taxes payable to the treasury by the said company for the year 1941?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. By the agreement made under the terms of the War Exchange Conservation Act the International Nickel Company of Canada was permitted to take a maximum of $5,000,000 special depreciation in 1941.

2. It is not the practice of the government to disclose in answers to questions the amounts or rates of taxes paid by various taxpayers, but regardless of the rate of taxation paid by this company in 1941 it is the general practice in granting War Exchange Conservation Act agreements to assure that the profits from the expansion of any company's facilities which are made possible by an agreement are sufficient to take care of any special depreciation granted. In the case of International Nickel Company of Canada, as well as in the case of other agreements granted, the project itself and the additional production, with resulting earnings, would not have taken place unless the special depreciation had been granted. There was, therefore, no loss to the treasury in 1941.

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Subtopic:   WAR EXCHANGE CONSERVATION ACT- INTERNATIONAL NICKEL COMPANY
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RATIONING OF CONFECTIONERY AND SOFT DRINKS ON BASIS OF POPULATION

NAT

Mr. BLACK (Cumberland):

National Government

1. Was the allotment or percentage of rationing or curtailing the quantity of commodities such as confectioneries, soft drinks, chewing

Questions

gum, etc., of towns such as Amherst, Pictou and New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, based upon present population or the population at that time of the 1941 decennial census?

2. Will allowances be made for recent increases in population?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Production of commodities, such as confectionery and soft drinks, has been limited^ by the fact that sugar supplies furnished to the industry have been restricted to 70 per cent of the amount of sugar used in 1941. This restriction is based on the supply of sugar used by each industrial user and has no relation to the population, except that, if the population increases, business will presumably increase as well. Such increases in business may be provided for under special powers granted to the supervisor of rationing and the sugar administrator in section 31 of board order No. 150. Rationing by means of coupons gives every citizen of Canada an equal amount of sugar. The wartime prices and trade board has not rationed any of the commodities referred to according to towns or other geographical areas.

2. See answer to 1.

ASSISTANT GRAIN COMMISSIONERS-FARMERS* COMPLAINTS

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NAT

Mr. PERLEY:

National Government

1. What were the salaries and general office expenditures of the assistant grain commissioners in (a) Alberta, (b) Saskatchewan, (c) Manitoba, (d) Ontario, during the crop year 1941-42?

2. How many complaints from farmers were received by each of the above commissioners in their respective provinces during the above mentioned crop year?

3. On how many complaints were settlements awarded and what was the total money paid for settlements affected at each office in above provinces during the crop year 1941-42?

4. What duties were performed by F. J. Rathbone of Fort William, in 1941, and how many grain shipments did he inspect in the above year?

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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West):

General

office

Salaries expenditure

1. Alberta

$7,500 00 $2,365 21Saskatchewan 7,500 00 1,373 29Manitoba

7,500 00 942 00Ontario

7,500 00 990 702. Alberta

7Saskatchewan

2Manitoba

15Ontario Nil3. Settlements awarded:Alberta-2

$253 97

Settlements affected:

Manitoba-3 $50 00

4. (a) Investigations of complaints at eastern elevators on grain shipped from Fort William and Port Arthur, watching car distribution, periodic visits to terminal elevators with chief weighmaster and chief grain inspector, investigation of staff complaints at Fort William and Port Arthur.

(5) Inspection of grain shipments not part of assistant commissioner's duties.

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SUGAR IN STORAGE

CON

John George Diefenbaker

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

How many pounds of sugar were in storage in Canada (both wholesale and retail) as on May 1, June 1, and July 1, in each of the years 1938 to 1942, inclusive?

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July 27, 1942