May 16, 1946

PENITENTIARIES

LIB

Mr. WINKLER:

Liberal

1. What is the daily cost per inmate to the state in each of the penitentiaries in Canada, and how does this figure compare with twenty years a'go?

2. Of total inmates, what percentage are repeaters?

3. How does this percentage compare with the figures of recent years, since world war 1?

4. What gratuities ai'e awarded long-termers, say oi uve years or more, upon discharge? Is it an increase over that of twenty years ago?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   PENITENTIARIES
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INFRACTIONS OF SUGAR RATIONING REGULATIONS

LIB

Mr. GINGUES:

Liberal

1. From February 1, 1942, to date, how many industrial users of sugar have been convicted of infractions of the sugar rationing regulations in each province?

2. What are their names and addresses?

3. What was the court sentence in each case?

4. What fines were imposed?

5. Were business operations of such violators suspended?

6. If so, for what number of days in each case?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   INFRACTIONS OF SUGAR RATIONING REGULATIONS
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VETERANS LAND ACT INSURANCE FUND

SC

Mr. MARSHALL:

Social Credit

1. When and by what authority was the Veterans Land Act Insurance Fund set up?

2. Who administers this fund and what staff is employed?

3. What is the annual premium rate and how was it fixed?

4. How many applications for insurance have been received since the commencement of operation?

5. How do the rates compare with those of line companies insuring similar risks?

6. How many claims have been made and what is the ratio between insurance placed and losses sustained ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   VETERANS LAND ACT INSURANCE FUND
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CONDITIONS IN EUROPE-CANADIAN ASSISTANCE


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Alistair McLeod Stewart

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

Mr. ALISTAIR STEWART (Winnipeg North):

In view of the widespread starvation in Europe will the Acting Prime Minister tell the house what further steps the government intends to take to avert needless human suffering caused by lack of food in Europe?

Topic:   CONDITIONS IN EUROPE-CANADIAN ASSISTANCE
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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Right Hon. J. L. ILSLEY (Acting Prime Minister):

The Canadian government has

made it clear on a number of occasions that it recognizes the urgency of the food situation in Europe and Asia and that it is prepared to cooperate, and is cooperating, with the United Kingdom, the United States and other nations in making additional food available for shipment abroad. Without in any way detracting from the efforts of other countries, I think it is recognized that the people of Canada have made and are making a notable contribution to the relief of hunger and starvation the world over. The question asked by my hon. friend relates to the further steps the government intends to take. My answer can only be this: that the Canadian government intends to continue its present policy of cooperation with other governments in providing food so that hunger and starvation will be minimized if they cannot be averted. If this cooperation involves measures in addition to those already taken, they will be announced in due course.

Topic:   CONDITIONS IN EUROPE-CANADIAN ASSISTANCE
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PAYMENT ON 1943 WHEAT PARTICIPATION CERTIFICATES


On the orders of the day:


PC

James Arthur Ross

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. A. ROSS (Souris):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Trade and Commerce. Will the minister say when payments on the 1943 wheat participation certificates will be made, and what amount per bushel will be paid on the different grades?

Radio Broadcasting

Topic:   PAYMENT ON 1943 WHEAT PARTICIPATION CERTIFICATES
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Hon. J. A. MacKINNON (Minister of Trade and Commerce):

A short time ago I announced in the house that the payments on the 1943 wheat participation certificates would be made early in June. So far as I know the board is hoping to be able, and feel confident they will be, to start the issuing of cheques on the 1943 wheat participation certificates in June. I should like to say to the hon. member for Souris that it is just a matter of being able to get the cheques out. The accounting has all been done; it is just a matter of doing the physical work of issuing the cheques, and they will be issued as quickly as possible.

Topic:   PAYMENT ON 1943 WHEAT PARTICIPATION CERTIFICATES
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PC

James Arthur Ross

Progressive Conservative

Mr. ROSS (Souris):

What about the amount of payment?

Topic:   PAYMENT ON 1943 WHEAT PARTICIPATION CERTIFICATES
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON:

It is impossible for me to say in advance of the issuing of the payments what the amounts of each payment will be.

Topic:   PAYMENT ON 1943 WHEAT PARTICIPATION CERTIFICATES
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RADIO BROADCASTING

REQUEST FOR REVIEW OF ANSWERS GIVEN TO QUESTIONS ON MAT 15


On the orders of the day:


PC

Gordon Knapman Fraser

Progressive Conservative

Mr. G. K. FRASER (Peterborough West):

Yesterday the Minister of National Revenue answered two questions of mine-Hansard, page 1546-that were on the order paper, but the answers do not give the information that is asked for in the question. I therefore should like to ask the minister if he would review the questions again and give full information asked for. One question was:

What is the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's share of the cost of producing and broadcasting the "Johnny Home Show?"

In his answer the minister said that there had been no cost to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in producing and broadcasting the "Johnny Home Show."

Topic:   RADIO BROADCASTING
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR REVIEW OF ANSWERS GIVEN TO QUESTIONS ON MAT 15
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May 16, 1946