Mr. G. R. WEBB (Leeds):
I should like to ask a question of the Minister of Veterans Affairs. I am sorry that I did not have an opportunity of sending him notice of it before the house opened. What decision has been reached with regard to the payment of funeral expenses and a pension to the widow and children of Doctor Bowie, who was shot and killed while doing his duty as a medical officer in, the employment of the Department of Veterans Affairs?
Hon. MILTON F. GREGG (Minister of Veterans Affairs): I have been in touch with this case, and have just been informed at the noon hour that the grant to Mrs. Bowie must be placed in the department's estimates. We are therefore placing an item in the supplementary estimates for this year in an effort to speed up action in this matter. In the meantime I can assure lion, members that all steps will be taken that can be taken to make sure that the widow is not under any disadvantage.
Subtopic: INQUIRY WITH RESPECT TO PROVISION FOR DEPENDENTS OF THE LATE DOCTOR BOWIE