Hon. IAN A. MACKENZIE (Minister of Pensions and National Health) moved the second reading of and concurrence in amendments made by the senate to bill No. 82, to establish a department of reconstruction.
He said: Mr. Speaker, I ask concurrence in these amendments, because they are non-contentious. Hon. members will find that section 8 as amended would read:
8. Any member of the civil service transferred to the department from some other department shall not forfeit any of the rights and privileges appertaining to a civil servant because of such transfer and, on ceasing to be employed by the department for any reason other than misconduct, shall be eligible, without loss of seniority or pension or other rights, for assignment to a position in the civil service of the class held in the department, or to any other position for which he may have qualified.
That is the new wording of the old section 8, prepared this morning, on the advice of legal counsel in my presence.
The second amendment has reference to-section 10 of the bill dealing with offences. The suggested section reads:
10. (1) No person who obtains, under or by virtue of this act, information in relation to-the business of any other person, shall, without the consent of such person, disclose or allow to be disclosed to anyone not legally entitled thereto, any information so obtained, in such manner as to be identifiable as being in relation to the business of such person.
This is a distinct improvement on the former-phraseology. The purport, however, is exactly the same.
The next amendment made by the senate affects section 11. It is suggested that after the word "minister" the words "under the provisions of this act" be -added. That limits the effect of the section.
Motion agreed to, amendments read the second time and concurred in.