CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE
Mr. RALPH MAYBANK (Winnipeg South Centre) presented the first report of the special committee on radio, broadcasting, and moved that the report be concurred in.
Motion agreed to.
DISABLED VETERANS ATTENDING UNIVERSITY- FULL TRAINING ALLOWANCE AND FULL PENSION
Right Hon. IAN A. MACKENZIE (Minister of Veterans Affairs): Mr. Speaker, I wish to table P.C. 1668, amending the regulations under the. Veterans Rehabilitation' Act. The effect is to allow pensioners in receipt of training benefit to be paid full pension and full training allowance. Hitherto a. disability pensioner on training benefit has received less than the combined maximum.
Where there are dependents the pensioner will receive the full augmentation of training allowances applicable to dependents as heretofore and the total amount of pension to which he is entitled as a single man.
This amendment will ease the lot of disabled veterans attending university or other training courses and will, we hope, encourage others to take training.
The regulations permit outside earnings up to $75 a month, but the disabled veteran is less able than his physically fit companion to take advantage of this legislation. By allowing him to receive the full amount of both pension and allowances, we remove what has proved to be a real handicap upon the pensioner.
STATEMENT ON DOMESTIC SUPPLY POSITION
AVAILABILITY TO VETERANS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF HOUSES
TRANS-CANADA AIR LINES VANCOUVER AIRPORT-PROPOSAL TO TRANSFER FACILITIES TO ABBOTSFORD