October 3, 1945

QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


REQUEST FOR USE OF NO. 32 AIRPORT, SOUTH OF MOOSE JAW, AS MENTAL HOSPITAL

CCF

Mr. THATCHER:

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

1. Has the government received a request from the Saskatchewan government, requesting that the buildings of the former No. 32 airport, south of Moose Jaw, be turned over to the provincial government for use as a mental hospital?

2. If so, what action is being taken by the government?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR USE OF NO. 32 AIRPORT, SOUTH OF MOOSE JAW, AS MENTAL HOSPITAL
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LIB

Mr. GIBSON (Hamilton West): (Minister of National Defence for Air)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. None. The matter was considered several times but the latest information received shows that this site is no longer required by the provincial government of Saskatchewan for a mental hospital.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR USE OF NO. 32 AIRPORT, SOUTH OF MOOSE JAW, AS MENTAL HOSPITAL
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SURPLUS CROWN ASSETS

SC

Mr. SHAW:

Social Credit

1. Does crown assets allocation committee and/or War Assets Corporation keep a systematic record in classified form of all crown assets declared surplus to requirements by war plants, the army, the navy, and the air force?

2. Has crown assets allocation committee and/or War Assets Corporation a systematic record in classified form of all crown assets rendered to scrap at Penhold, No. 2 T.S.U.?

3. Is the record referred to in question 2 available to members of parliament?

iMr. Abbott.]

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SURPLUS CROWN ASSETS
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LIB

Mr. McILRAITH: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Reconstruction)

Liberal

1. Yes, when surpluses of crown assets are reported in detail. Certain surpluses, however, are reported in blanket form and records are built up as these are taken over by the War Assets Corporation.

2. A systematic record of surpluses rendered to scrap at Penhold No. 2 T.S.U. is available.

3. The record will be made available to the committee or subcommittee of the house to be set up to investigate war expenditures and matters of this kind.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SURPLUS CROWN ASSETS
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WAR ASSETS CORPORATION-AIRCRAFT WHEELS

CCF

Mr. STEWART (Winnipeg North):

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

1. Is it the policy of War Assets Corporation to sell materials only in the locality in which they are situated?

2. How many aircraft wheels from Anson, Moths and Faireys have been sold?

3. How many permits have been issued to buy such aircraft wheels?

4. What is the total number of wheels for which permits have been issued?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WAR ASSETS CORPORATION-AIRCRAFT WHEELS
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LIB

Mr. McILRAITH: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Reconstruction)

Liberal

1. No. Surpluses are offered for sale firstly in the areas where they become available, except where they occur in sufficiently large quantities as to permit of national distribution.

2. Anson NumberNew Main wheel tubes

2Tail wheel tires

946Tail wheel tubes

659Used Main wheel complete

789Tail wheel complete

208

Tiger Moth

Used Main wheel complete 231

Tail wheel complete 75

Fairey Battle

New Main wheel hubs 16

Main wheel tires 1,970

Main wheel tubes 1,966

Used Main wheel complete 601

Tail wheel complete 142

3. No permit is issued or required for the purchase of wheels only. Permits covering 8,492 tires and 8,492 tubes have been issued as of September 30, 1945. Records are not readily available to show the actual number of permits issued, as a permit may cover one or more tires and tubes.

4. Answered by No. 3.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WAR ASSETS CORPORATION-AIRCRAFT WHEELS
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PUBLIC SERVICE

PC

Douglas Gooderham Ross

Progressive Conservative

Mr. ROSS (St. Paul's):

What is the total number of employees who have been appointed since March 1, 1944, (a) for work not directly associated with the war; (b) for work directly associated with the war?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC SERVICE
Sub-subtopic:   NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES IN WAR WORK AND NON-WAR WORK
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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. MARTIN:

The other day I suggested that because of the impossibility of answering

Questions

this question, it be dropped. The hon. gentleman was not in his seat at the time and I agreed to let the matter stand until he returned.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC SERVICE
Sub-subtopic:   NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES IN WAR WORK AND NON-WAR WORK
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PC

Douglas Gooderham Ross

Progressive Conservative

Mr. ROSS (St. Paul's):

I am willing to have the question dropped if it cannot be answered.

Question dropped.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC SERVICE
Sub-subtopic:   NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES IN WAR WORK AND NON-WAR WORK
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TORONTO POST OFFICE BUILDINGS

PC

Mr. CHURCH:

Progressive Conservative

1. What action has been taken to turn over the new mail order post office building to the post office at Toronto?

2. Who occupies this building at the present time, and for what purpose?

3. When will the Toronto post office have the use of this building?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TORONTO POST OFFICE BUILDINGS
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LIB

Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. FOURNIER (Hull):

In March, 1943,

representations were made to the Department of National Defence to vacate the city delivery building in order that it might be fitted up as originally intended for postal use. As a result of these representations, approximately one-half of the ground floor was made available. Further representations are now being made to the Department of National Defence that the remainder of the building be made available at the earliest possible date.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TORONTO POST OFFICE BUILDINGS
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PRISONERS OF WAR-BOWMANVILLE BOYS' TRAINING SCHOOL

PC

Mr. STEPHENSON:

Progressive Conservative

1. Was the Bowmanville boys' training school, Bowmanville, Ontario, taken over by the government for a German officer prison camp?

2. If so, on what date, and on what terms?

3. What steps have been taken or are being taken to return this property to the school authorities?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PRISONERS OF WAR-BOWMANVILLE BOYS' TRAINING SCHOOL
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October 3, 1945