November 27, 1945

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

VETERANS AFFAIRS


Fifth report of special1 committee on veterans affairs.-Mr. Tucker.


MISCELLANEOUS PRIVATE BILLS-CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT


Mr. RALPH MAYBANK (Winnipeg South Centre) presented1 the first report of the standing committee on miscellaneous private bills, and moved that the report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READINGS


Bill No. 174 (from the senate), to incorporate Canadian Slovak Benefit Society.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 175 (from the Senate), to incorporate Canadian Conference of the Mennonite Brethren Church of North America.-Mr. Maylbank.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


DEFENCE RESEARCH-ATOMIC ENERGY

PC

Mr. BRUCE:

Progressive Conservative

1. Has the government made any plans for research and development to be maintained regarding defence?

2. If so, what are these plans?

3. What is the total amount of money which will be spent, (a) on research and development during the coming year; (b) how much is being allocated to the atomic energy project?

4. Are the facilities at Research Enterprises for carrying on research being continued?

5. If so, to what extent?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Following the deliberations of the war committee of the cabinet a committee on research for defence was formed August 9, 1945 composed of the following:

Chairman, Hon. C. D. Howe, Minister of Reconstruction and Supply; C. A. S. Air Marshal R. Leckie; A. M. R. D. Air Commodore A. L. James; C. N. S. Vice Admiral G. C. Jones; C. G. S. Lieut. Gen. G. Foulkes; M. G. 0. Major Gen. J. H. McQueen; R. D. Harkness, Gen. Manager, Northern. Electric Company; Dr. C. J. Mackenzie, President, National Research Council; C. A. R. D. E. Dr. D. Rose, Supt. (Can. Army Research Development) ; Doctor C. H. Best, Banting and Best Institute, University of Toronto; Wing-Commander A. M. Cameron, Secretary, Privy Council, Secretary.

Also, a representative of the Scientific Research Section of the Navy to be appointed.

Also, coordinator of Production, Reconstruction and supply.

The terms of reference of this committee are in part: 1

To act as the government's principal advisors and referees on broad questions of research policy in collaboration with industry and with the scientific institutes and with bodies representative of other governments.

To review and to suggest measures for the coordination of the activities of the various government agencies engaged in research for the need of optimum use of resources available.

3. Inasmuch as the need for secrecy is obviously apparent, it is considered that it is not in the public interest to reply to this question.

4. Answered by the Minister page 2363 of Hansard, November 21, 1945.

5. Answered by No 4. [DOT]

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STEVENSON AIR FIELD, WINNIPEG

CCF

Mr. KNOWLES: (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

1. Have any plans been made for enlarging the airport at Stevenson Field, Winnipeg, by successive stages?

2. If so, what are the various stages contemplated ?

3. Has an estimate been prepared as

4. When will work commence on ithe first of these stages?

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LIB

George James McIlraith (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Reconstruction)

Liberal

Mr. McILRAITH:

In so far as the Department of Transport is concerned:

Questions

1. Yes, preliminary plans only.

2. Studies have been made and are continuing, but no detailed plans have been prepared yet.

3. Numerous preliminary estimates only.

4. Unable to state at this time.

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CHRISTIE STREET HOSPITAL

PC

Mr. BRUCE:

Progressive Conservative

1. What is the total amount of money expended on Christie Street hospital, Toronto, between 1st September, 1939 to 30th September, 1945? *

2. What was the accommodation for patients on September 1, 1939, and on September 30, 1945, respectively?

3. Is accommodation provided in the hospital for members of the (a) administrative; (b) medical; (e) nursing staffs.

4. What is the size of each of these staffs respectively? '

5. How many patients were there in this hospital on September 30, 1945, classified (a) surgical cases; (b) medical cases; (c) neurological cases?

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LIB

Mr. TUCKER: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

1. $1,004,286.80. '

2. September 1, 1939: 499 beds; September 30, 1945: 1,417 beds.

3. Sleeping accommodation: , (a) no; (b) yes; (c) yes, at Nurses' residence.

4. Staff, as in question 3, given sleeping accommodation: (a) nil; (b) 4; (c) 56.

5. (a) 850; (b) 319; (c) 93.

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SURPLUS WAR ASSETS-MOTOR VEHICLES

November 27, 1945