April 14, 1943

MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY-TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH CHARGES

NAT

James Arthur Ross

National Government

Mr. ROSS (Souris):

What are the total amounts of charges within the Department of Munitions and Supply by the month, January 1, 1942, to January 1, 1943, (a) for telephone calls and telephone

services; (b) for telegraph calls and telegraph services?

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Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

(a)

Department of Munitions and Supply Statement of Long Distance Telephone Costs Private Wires and Toll Service-January, 1942, to January, 1943, inclusive

Period Private wire Private wire Regular toll 1942 to Toronto to Montreal charges TotalJanuary-February

$1,123 75 $528 75 $18,165 47 $19,817 97February-March

1,009 81* 471 38* 23,932 26 25,413 45March-April

1,123 75 528 75 22.671 47 24,323 97April-May

1,123 75 528 75 25,893 07 27,545 57May-June

1,123 75 528 75 26,357 81 28,010 31June-July

1,123 75 528 75 25,453 35 27,105 85July-August

1,123 75 528 75 27,042 61 28,695 11August-September

1,123 75 528 75 25,949 55 27,602 05September-October

1.123 75 528 75 27,015 51 28,668 01October-November

1,123 75 524 05* 29,450 83 31,098 63November-December

1,123 75 528 75 22,039 01 23,691 511942-43 December-January

1,123 75 528 75 13,024 40 14,676 90

* Reduction due to wire failure.

Questions

Statement of Teletype Circuit Costs January, 1942, to December, 1942, inclusive

Total

January .. February . March ...

April....

May

June

July ....

August ... September October .. November December

6.993 08 7.356 62 7,336 62 7.533 29 9,032 64 9,067 64

9.994 65 10,081 41 10,377 22 10,965 38

Note.-The United Kingdom government pays its proportionate share of the total cost of teletype services. An accounting is made semi-annually and the proportionate share of each government is determined. For the last period ending December 31, 1942, the United Kingdom share was forty per cent.

(b)

Statement of Telegraph Costs January, 1942, to December, 1942, inclusive

Period

1942 Telegrams Cables January

$5,403 45 $3,673 77February

4,546 52 3,636 44March

5,546 78 4.219 99April

5,317 56 4,374 49May

6,077 58 5,130 51June

6,262 05 4,301 91July

7,508 88 4.507 70August

7,242 91 4,431 87September

7,098 33 4,649 21October

7,301 38 5,615 77November

6,221 33 4,776 70December

6,310 11 5,319 63

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NATIONAL DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS RECORDS OFFICE

NAT

Mr. McGREGOR:

National Government

1. Are Raymond Truehon and Daniel LaGasse employed in national defence headquarters records office?

2. If so, in what capacity?

3. What are their ages?

4. Are they physically fit?

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Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS RECORDS OFFICE
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Mr. RALSTON: (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. Raymond Tmchon-Resigned 3rd April, 1943, effective 10th April, 1943 (called up for military service). Daniel LaGasse-Yes (appointed 24th December, 1940).

2. R. Truehon-clerk, grade 1; D. LaGasse -typist, grade 1.

3. R. Truehon-22 years old; D. LaGasse- 24 years old.

4. Yes, so far as is known.

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Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS RECORDS OFFICE
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INSPECTION OF PRISONS AND PENITENTIARIES

NAT

Mr. CHURCH:

National Government

1. Who inspects prisons and penitentiaries?

2. Are grand juries at the assizes allowed to inspect them in all provinces?

Mr. ST. LAURENT:

1. Officers of the penitentiaries branch or persons specially authorized by the Minister of Justice, inspect penitentiaries.

No information as to other prisons.

2. Grand juries do not inspect penitentiaries.

No information as to other prisons.

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Subtopic:   INSPECTION OF PRISONS AND PENITENTIARIES
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RADIO BROADCASTING-REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES

NAT

Mr. CHURCH:

National Government

1. How many reports were presented to the house in 1940, 1941, and 1942, by the select committee on radio matters?

2. Will consideration be given to the report of the committee of 1942?

Mr. LaFLECHE:

1. (a) 1940, no report; (b) 1941, no report; (c) 1942, first report presented May 6, 1942; second report presented July 7, 1942; third and final report presented July 25, 1942.

2. The reports have received consideration.

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MILITARY SERVICE-POSTPONEMENT FOR FARM PURPOSES-S. H. EDGAR

CCF

Mr. NICHOLSON:

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

1. Has S. H. Edgar, of Buchanan, Sask., advised the national war services board as to whether any men called for military service are essential in agriculture?

2. How many applications for postponement have been referred to Mr. Edgar for advice as to whether or not postponement of military service should be granted?

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY-TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH CHARGES
Subtopic:   MILITARY SERVICE-POSTPONEMENT FOR FARM PURPOSES-S. H. EDGAR
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LIB

Mr. McLARTY: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. S. H. Edgar, of Buchanan, Sask., is a member of one of the civilian recruiting committees. From time to time the committees do make reports and inquiries are directed to them.

2. No record is available of the number of applications Mr. S. H. Edgar may have dealt with.

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY-TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH CHARGES
Subtopic:   MILITARY SERVICE-POSTPONEMENT FOR FARM PURPOSES-S. H. EDGAR
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FUEL SITUATION IN TORONTO

NAT

Mr. CHURCH:

National Government

1. What steps are being taken by the government to relieve the fuel situation in Toronto during, (a) the balance of this season; (b) as to next fall and winter?

2. What has been done in this respect since the matter was before this house last session?

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Subtopic:   FUEL SITUATION IN TORONTO
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LIB

Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

1. (a) Satisfactory tonnages of anthracite coal are presently being received by the Toronto dealers to meet all current demands, (b) Dealers will be advised as to the probable

Questions as Orders for Returns

quantity of anthracite coal that may be expected and will be instructed to procure other types of fuel to supplement their supply of anthracite.

2. (a) War tax of 10 per cent has been waived on anthracite coal, (b) Subsidies have been made available to meet increased costs of coal, (c) Importers and dealers have been advised as to sources of supply, etc.

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Subtopic:   FUEL SITUATION IN TORONTO
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

WARTIME PRICES AND TRADE BOARD-INSPECTORS

LIB

Mr. POULIOT:

Liberal

1. Who are the inspectors of the wartime prices and trade board, (a) for the province of Quebec, and (b) for each one of the other provinces?

2. What is the grade and salary of each one?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   WARTIME PRICES AND TRADE BOARD-INSPECTORS
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April 14, 1943