February 20, 1948

VETERANS INSURANCE ACT

AMENDMENTS WITH RESPECT TO ELIGIBILITY, ETC.


Hon. MILTON F. GREGG (Minister of Veterans Affairs) moved the first reading of Bill No. 60 (from the senate) to amend the Veterans Insurance Act. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.


PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READINGS-SENATE BILLS


Bill No. 61, for the relief of Simone Boily Whitelaw.-Mr. Mavbank. Bill No. 62, for the relief of Ernest Alfred Coker.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 63, for the relief of Clarence William Henry Hodgson-Mr. Maybank. 142S Business of the House



Bill No. 64, for the relief of Vera May Paulson Ward.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 65, for the relief of Ruth Ethel Attwood MeVicar.-.Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 66, for the relief of Henry George Halsey.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 67, for the relief of George Crosby-Wilson Gray.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 68, for the relief of Joseph David Ernest Paul Maysenhoelder.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 69, for the relief of Myrtle Macdonald Heale Daniluk.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 70, for the relief of Robert Grincill Barnet Jones.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 71, for the relief of Gertrude ' Katherine Margolis Bird.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 72, for the relief of Cecilia Maud Wood Marshall.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 73, for the relief of Beatrice Doris Haggerty Goodier.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 74, for the relief of Joyce Knowles Ledoux.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 75, for the relief of Robert Ernest Beadie.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 76, for the relief of Grace Davis Park Parr.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 77, for the relief of Jeanne Crete Benoit.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 78, for the relief of Sarah Cummings Menzies Carlin.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 79, for the relief of Annie Golden-berg Schulman.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 80, for the relief of Clarice Jean Field Campbell.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 81, for the relief of Georgina Claire Williscroft Bovard-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 82, for the relief of Saul Jack Costin. -Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 83, for the relief of Mary Shore Bernstein.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 84, for the relief of Saul Ettinger.- Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 85, for the relief of Lloyd Arthur Davies.-Mr. Maybank.


APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO CONSIDEB MB. SPEAKEB'S BEPOBT ON PBOCEDUBE

LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

I might say just a word, Mr. Speaker, about the resolution respecting the setting up of a special committee to consider with His Honour the report that was laid on the table of the house with regard to procedure. If there is no desire to debate it, it might pass immediately. That would enable the committee to function immediately. If, however, there is likely to be a debate on the resolution, it had better stand until later.

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PC

John Bracken (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. JOHN BRACKEN (Leader of the Opposition):

We on this side of the house are prepared to support the resolution in all except one of its details. The leader of the official opposition will be unable to act, but in his place I suggest the hon. member for Peel (Mr. Graydon). I support the resolution and ask that the change I have suggested be made later on. We think the proposal is a good one. We shall do all we can to improve the procedure of the house through this effort.

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CCF

Angus MacInnis

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

Mr. ANGUS MacINNIS (Vancouver East):

We have no desire, Mr. Speaker, to debate this matter at the present time. As the leaders of parties are busier than ordinary members, the leader of this group may not be able to act at all times either.

Mr. SOLON E. LOW (Peace River) : We do not wish to debate the resolution. I suggest to the Prime Minister that he proceed.

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING moved:

That a special committee, consisting of Mr. Speaker, Messrs. St. Laurent, Claxton, Bracken' Coldwell and Low be appointed to consider the report on the procedure of the House of Commons of Canada laid on the table of the house December 5, 1947, and to report to the house thereon.

It is understood that when this motion carries, substitutions will be made for one or more of the names that appear in the motion.

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Motion agreed to.


LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. LIONEL CHEVRIER (Minister of Transport) moved:

That the name of Mr. Graydon be substituted for that of Mr. Bracken on the special committee appointed to consider the procedure of the House of Commons.

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Motion agreed to.


BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

PBOPOSED ADJOURNMENT FOB JULY AND AUGUST IF PROCEEDINGS NOT CONCLUDED BY JUNE 30


Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister): This might be an appropriate moment to mention, if the house will permit me to do so, Mr. Speaker, that in the event of the proceedings of this session not being concluded on or about the end of the month of June, the government has decided to ask and will ask for an adjournment of parliament over the months of July and August, to resume in September.


PC

Gordon Graydon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. GRAYDON:

May I ask the Prime Minister if there is any special reason for the adjournment that he would like to divulge to the house?

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

It is much in the public interest.

Inquiries oj the Ministry

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February 20, 1948