Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver Centre):
Return as of December 31, 1943, in respect of former members of the forces of the present war:
1. The Canadian pension commission has examined and rendered a first hearing decision in the cases of 39,318 discharged men and women.
2. (a) Entitlement to pension was granted in 7,180 cases; (b) (i) entitlement to pension was granted on second hearing in 444 cases, (ii) entitlement to pension was granted on appeal board hearing in 359 cases.
3. Records do not reflect a break-down of the categories of soldiers who have not been awarded a pension. However, on first hearing, entitlement to pension was not granted in 3,258 cases of soldiers after service overseas.
4. June 27, 1925.
5. Answered by No. 4.
6. Section 11 (3) of the Pension act provides that the commission may in its discretion award such pension, not exceeding the ordinary rates of pension prescribed by the act, as it may, from time to time, deem to be adequate in the circumstances.