March 2, 1944

NAT

Mr. TUSTIN:

National Government

1. On what date did the wartime prices and trade board freeze the price of honey?

2. At what price wras a ceiling placed on honey ?

3. On W'hat date did the wartime prices and

trade board raise the price of honey by three *cents? . .

4. Was the importation of bees prohibited, and if so, during what period, and what was the date of the order of prohibition?

5. By whose order and on whose advice were [DOT]containers of rationed honey fixed at six ounces?

6. Has it been the custom of producers of boney to use 16-ounce containers, or multiples thereof?

7. Is it the intention of administrators of the wartime prices and trade board to discourage the sale of honey to consumers by producers?

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LIB

Mr. ABBOTT: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

1. Ceiling prices were established for honey:

(a) on December 1, 1941, except for sales made by primary producers to dealers, which sales were exempt from this ceiling.

(b) on September 14, 1942, by an order of the board, maximum prices were established [DOT]covering all sales of honey.

This order was replaced by a subsequent order effective June 21, 1943.

2. Board orders No. 182 and No. 286 established a maximum wholesale price of:

(a) 12| cents per lb. on extracted honey sold in bulk, and

(b) 14 cents per lb. on pasteurized honey.

3. There has been no increase in the price of honey in bulk as set out in the board's

IMr. J. A. MacKinnon.}

orders. Under the board's order, the maximum retail price to be charged by primary producers of bulk honey is the maximum wholesale price plus a mark-up of not more than 3 cents per lb.

4. No.

5. Extracted honey was included in the preserves ration by the wartime prices and trade board at 6 fluid ounces per coupon effective September 2, 1943.

Effective September 20, 1943, this coupon value was raised by the board to 12 fluid ounces, a level which was regarded as being satisfactory to move the balance of the crop available to be sold. (A substantial part of the crop had been sold before rationing began.) For the coming year when all of the honey crop will be subject to rationing, the coupon value has been established at 24 fluid ounces.

6. Yes.

7. No. Both the ceiling price regulations and the rationing regulations established by the Board have made adequate provision for direct producer-consumer sales. (See answers to questions 3 and 5).

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CANADIAN AVAR RECORDS OFFICE

NAT

Mr. ROSS (Souris):

National Government

1. Who was O.C. Canadian war records at Ottawa, January 1, 1940?

2. Who is now O.C. Canadian Avar records at Ottawa?

3. What was his previous address?

4. What was his previous Avar record?

5. How many men are employed on war record staff?

6. How many of this staff enrolled under National Resources Mobilization Act?

7. Hoav many of these have been 0ATerseas on active service?

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LIB

Mr. MACDONALD (Halifax): (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. A/Lieutenant-Colonel (now Colonel) W. E. L. Coleman, M.C., Y.D.

2. A/Colonel C. L. Laurin, O.B.E., E.D.

3. A/Colonel C. L. Laurin, O.B.E., E.D., O.C., 1st Airfield Defence Battalion, Canada.

4. District Record Officer, M.D.4, 5-9-39 to

30-3-40.

D.A.A.G., M.D.4, 31-3-40 to 15-12-40.

D.A.A.G., N.D.H.Q., 16-12-40 to .7-7-41.

A.A.G., N.D.H.Q., 8-7-41 to 13-7-42.

O.C., Regiment de Chateauguay, 14-7-42 to 18-7-43.

Awarded O.B.E., June, 1943.

O.C., 1st Airfield Defence Bn., 19-7-43 to 13-10-43.

Director of Records, 15-10-43 to date.

Questions

5. Officers .. 25

Other ranks .. 295

Civilians (male).... .. 39

359

6. 36 Other ranks.

7. War Present

1914-18 war

Officers ... 13 9Other ranks ... 48 10Civilians 1* 61 20Note-Of the total, 5 Officers and 1 Other rank have served overseas in both wars.

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ESQUIMAU DOCK YARD-POLE LINE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

CCF

Mr. MacINNIS:

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

1. Is there a pole line distribution system being installed in the naval dockyard at Esquimalt, British Columbia?

2. If so, when was the work commenced?

3. What is the cost of the work done, (a) material; (b) wages, from time of commencement to date?

2.

R. C. Brown .... D. A. Campbell F. A. Clendenning Paul L. Farnalls Lew Hutchinson . Jas. A. McCowan Fred Pettypiece .

R. C. Reece ....

J. Theo. Roy ___

A. C. Reid

J. H. Wesson ....

3. On the occasion of each meeting.

Mr. MACDONALD (Kingston City);

1. Yes. A contract was arranged by the Department of Munitions and Supply with the B.C. Electric Company to bring a power line to the dockyard together with the supply of necessary transformers. Thie dockyard authorities are completing the. necessary distribution system in the dockyard with dockyard employees and material purchased through Munitions and Supply.

2. 10th March, 1943.

3. (a) 847,933.51; (b) $6,945.60 (these figures include the contract above mentioned).

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WHEAT BOARD-ADVISORY COMMITTEE


Mr. PERLEY; 1. How many meetings did the advisory committee to the Canadian wheat board hold during the year 1943, and where? 2. What remuneration and expense allowance was paid to each member for such meetings? 3. How often did the said committee meet with the Canadian wheat board officers during the year 1943?


LIB

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

Liberal

1. Four; two meetings in Winnipeg, one meeting in Regina and one meeting in Ottawa.

Honorarium Subsistence Travelling Total

$ 160 $ 160 $ 141.05 $ 461.05- 110 345.89 455.89190 . 190 182.30 562.30220 220 256.45 696.45260 260 342.30 862.30180 180 200.95 560.95190 190 293.74 673.74100 60 126.70 286.7060 60 142.43 262.4380 158.45 238.45130 110 191.70 431.70$1,490 $1,620 $2,381.96 $5,491.96

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AUDITOR GENERAL'S REPORT-REMISSIONS TO INSURANCE COMPANIES


Mr. KNOWLES; For what reasons were amounts totalling $3,400 remitted to insurance companies, as indicated in item 29, on page 11 of the auditor general's report for 1942-43? Mr. ABBOTT; Under the insurance acts of the dominion, annual statements are required to be filed by registered companies with the Department of Insurance not later than March first in each year, and a penalty of ten dollars is incurred for each day's default in compliance. Since the outbreak of war, many companies, principally those with head offices overseas, have found it impossible, by reason of interrupted communication systems and shortage of man-power, to file their statements on time and penalties incurred have been remitted by order in council. The amount of $3,400 was remitted to twenty-six companies. Questions


AUDITOR GENERAL'S REPORT-PROFIT OF 40 PER CENT ON CONTRACT

CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

Mr. KNOWLES:

Has adjustment or explanation been, made with reference to a profit of 40 per cent on cost ns disclosed by the cost audit on the contract referred to in item 163 on page 50 of the nuditor general's report for the year 1942-43?

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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. CHEVRIER:

Yes.

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OIL CONTROL-RENTAL OF SPACE IN SAINT JOHN

NAT

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

National Government

1. What space, if any, has been rented by the oil control, Department of Munitions and Supply, from J. Clark & Son, Limited, in the city of Saint John or elsewhere in the province of New Brunswick?

2. What rent is being paid for each such space, and what are the rental terms with respect to area, time, termination of rental *contracts, improvements, heating, alterations and other like conditions?

3. Specifically, have the premises at 28 Germain street, Saint John, been rented from this company? If so, give full particulars of all material points of this contract.

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LIB

Mr. FOURNIER (Hull): (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. The Department of Public Works leases from J. Clark & Son, Limited, for the oil controller of the Department of Munitions and Supply, space on the ground floor of building at 28-32 Germain street, Saint John, N.B.

2. Rent-$1,860 per annum. Floor area- 2,500 sq. ft. Term: From April 1, 1943, until cessation of hostilities and thereafter on a monthly basis. Lessor attends to all repairs,

taxes, water rates, and provides heating, cleaning of windows and toilet accommodation. Crown pays for lighting and cleaning.

3. See answers to Nos. 1 and 2.

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RAILWAYS

USE OF SOLDIERS IN OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

March 2, 1944