July 13, 1943

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James Alexander Marshall

Social Credit

Mr. MARSHALL:

This is an entirely new item. Is there any relationship between the former committee, which wras the wheat advisory committee, and this international wheat council, and would the Prime Minister tell us the names of the members of the council and give us any other information he may have?

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

My hon. friend is correct in assuming that this council supersedes the old advisory committee. The countries represented are Canada, Australia, Argentina, the United States and the United Kingdom.

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James Alexander Marshall

Social Credit

Mr. MARSHALL:

This is not an advisory committee to the wheat board? It has no connection with it whatever?

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

No. It has been set up under the wheat agreement. It is not a local body.

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John Horne Blackmore

Social Credit

Mr. BLACKMORE:

Am I correct in

assuming that the object of this committee is to limit production of Canadian wheat? I understand that the object of the international wheat agreement was to limit production.

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

No; I think my hon. friend is wrong in saying that such was the object of the agreement.

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John Horne Blackmore

Social Credit

Mr. BLACKMORE:

I am merely suggesting it; I did not say so.

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James Alexander Marshall

Social Credit

Mr. MARSHALL:

There is an item just below that in the next column, "Appropriation not required for 1943-44, SI,955." What does that cover?

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Joseph-Arthur Bradette (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

The CHAIRMAN:

Hon. members will

please turn to page 30, item 247, Prime Minister's office.

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Gordon Graydon (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. GRAYDON:

Just a moment, Mr. Chairman. We have not finished the other items on page 8, have we?

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

The remaining items are statutory appropriations.

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James Alexander Marshall

Social Credit

Mr. MARSHALL:

I did not catch what the Prime Minister said.

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

I am sorry; I thought my hon. friend had concluded what he had to say.

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James Alexander Marshall

Social Credit

Mr. MARSHALL:

The question I asked the Prime Minister was, on page 8 of the estimates there appears in italics the words, "Appropriation not required for 1943-44, SI.955." What does that refer to?

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

That was for the old wheat advisory committee. This council, as I have said, supersedes that committee; we are requesting a vote for the council and dropping the vote for the advisory committee.

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Victor Quelch

Social Credit

Mr. QUELCH:

Has the wheat council a central office at some point?

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

Its headquarters are in Washington.

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John Horne Blackmore

Social Credit

Mr. BLACKMORE:

Does the dominion

government look upon the recommendations of this wheat council as binding? Is there anything in the working of this council that at all resembles the pernicious thing that was done in 1937, when Canada agreed not to produce more beet sugar, for example?

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

The body is purely advisory, and all the agreements have been tabled.

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July 13, 1943