August 28, 1946

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

VISIT OF FIELD MARSHAL MONTGOMERY-NOON RECESS FROM 2 TO 4 P.M.


On the order for motions: Right Hon. L. S. ST. LAURENT (Acting Prime Minister): Mr. Speaker, Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery of Alamein is arriving for his visit to Ottawa at three o'clock this afternoon and proceeding immediately from the central station to parliament hill to meet the veterans. Several hon. members have told me that they felt it might be difficult to retain a quorum in the chamber while that ceremony was proceeding on parliament hill. I have no personal feeling in the matter, but if it is the desire of the house to. extend the recess beyond the normal hour of three o'clock I shall be prepared to submit a motion to that effect.


PC

John Ritchie MacNicol

Progressive Conservative

Mr. MacNICOL:

To four o'clock?

Mr. ST. LAURENT: To four o'clock instead of three, unless hon. members feel that it will not inconvenience them to make sure that there is a quorum in the house from three to four o'clock.

Questions

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CCF

Major James William Coldwell

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

Mr. COLDWELL:

Would it be'possible to extend this morning's sitting to two o'clock and reassemble at four? I do not think we should lose an hour at this stage of the session.

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PC

Gordon Knapman Fraser

Progressive Conservative

Mr. FRASER:

Unless parliament intends to sit next week.

Mr. ST. LAURENT: If it appears to be the general desire of hon. members, I would move that the recess for the lunch hour be from, two to four p.m. instead of from one to three p.m.

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CCF

Thomas John Bentley

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

Mr. BENTLEY:

Would it be better to have the afternoon session go from four to seven?

Mr. ST. LAURENT: A dinner has been arranged for the field marshal at a time when it was felt that this house would not be sitting, and the arrangement has to be carried out. This means that those attending the dinner will have to leave town not later than seven o'clock. I think it would be very inconvenient if the house were to sit until seven. It is perhaps difficult to meet the wish of every hon. member, but it seems to me that it would meet the views of a large majority if we were to extend this morning's sitting until two o'clock and then not resume until four. 1 move accordingly.

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PC

John Bracken (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. JOHN BRACKEN (Leader of the Opposition):

I shall be glad to second the

motion moved by the leader of the house, but on the distinct understanding that there will be enough government members here so that the government will not be defeated again to-day.

Mr. ST. LAURENT: The hon. leader of the opposition gave such an undertaking to the Prime Minister before he left that there is no possibility of anything like that happening.

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Motion agreed to. 2. What was the total amount paid out during this period in each department of War Assets Corporation including salaries and wages for guard duty? 3. How many men and women are employed m each department of War Assets Corporation including those on guard duty?


LIB

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

Liberal

1. 85,785,855.80.

2. No breakdown by departments was recorded for the first three months of this period. The total salaries and wages paid out was 82,531,562.24. Total salaries by departments for April, May and June, 1946 are as

follows:

Executive and Secretary's

department $ 47,430 51

Comptroller

98,381 11Merchandising

586,791 76

Supply (excluding corps of

commissionaires)

2,027,130 65Corps of commissionaires

328,891 22Lands and buildings

33,370 14Organization and personnel_____ 121,441 53Publicity

7,710 01Overseas operations

3,144; 63Total

83,254,293 563. Men Women TotalExecutive 7 11 18Secretary 16 16 32Comptroller 176 165 341Merchandising .... 507 565 1.072Supply 3,998 740 4,738Supply corps of com- missionaires 1,383 Nil 1,383Lands and buildings 26 25 51Organization and personnel 119 238 357Publicity 7 5 12Overseas operations 2 1 3Total 6,241 1,766 8,007

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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk)


BREWERIES AND DISTILLERIES-CONSTRUCTION PERMITS

CCF

Alexander Malcolm Nicholson

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

Mr. NICHOLSON:

What is the total value of construction permits which have been issued to breweries and distilleries in Canada since V-E day?

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. McILRAITH:

$2,779,759 (construction).

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WAR ASSETS CORPORATION-SALARIES, WAGES, ETC.

PC

Mr. FRASER:

Progressive Conservative

1. What was the total amount paid out for salaries and wages by the War Assets Corporation during the first six months of 1946 of all departments of this corporation?

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Subtopic:   WAR ASSETS CORPORATION-SALARIES, WAGES, ETC.
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APPLES-SUBSIDIES TO N.S. AND B.C. GROWERS' AND PROCESSORS

PC

Mr. HATFIELD:

Progressive Conservative

1. (a) How much money was paid out to the Nova Scotia apple growers as assistance to market their crop in the year 1945; (b) how-much money was paid out to the processors of apples in Nova Scotia as assistance in the vear 1945?

2. (a) How much money was paid out to the British Columbia apple growers as assistance to market their crop in the year 1945; (b) how much money was paid out to the processors of apples in British Columbia as assistance in the year 1945?

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Subtopic:   APPLES-SUBSIDIES TO N.S. AND B.C. GROWERS' AND PROCESSORS
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LIB

Mr. JEAN: (Solicitor General of Canada)

Liberal

1. $58,544.14. Nothing was paid direct fo growers or processors but the above amounts were paid to the Nova Scotia apple marketing

Questions

board limited for distribution to growers under a pooling arrangement in accordance with the agreement. Payments were made during the fiscal year 1945-46 on apples of the 1945 crop.

2. (a) Nil; (b) nil.

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August 28, 1946