March 18, 1948

POSTAL SERVICE

MAIL CONTRACTS-SUPPLEMENTAL PAYMENTS ACT AMENDMENT


Hon. ERNEST BERTRAND (Postmaster General) moved that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following resolution: That it is expedient to bring in a measure to amend the Supplemental Payments Act to provide that no supplemental payments shall be authorized under the act after the thirty-first day of March, 1949. He said: His Excellency the Governor General, having been made acquainted with the subject matter of this resolution, recommends it to the consideration of the house. Motion agreed to.


HONG KONG

REFERENCE OF DOCUMENTS TO JOINT COMMITTEE ON PRINTING

LIB

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

Liberal

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

That the documents tabled on March 10, 1948, relating to the inquiry made pursuant to order in council P.'C. 1160, of February 12, 1942, into the dispatch of the Canadian expeditionary force to the crown colony of Hong Kong, be referred to the joint committee on printing for report under standing order 04.

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Motion agreed to.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


CANADIAN ARMY

PC

Mr. FULTON:

Progressive Conservative

1. (a) What is the strength presently authorized of the active reserve of the Canadian army? Have there been any amendments or regulations changing this and if so, what is the effect of such amendments? (b) What is the present actual strength of the active reserve of the Canadian army?

2. What is the composition of the active reserve of the Canadian army by units or part units (giving names) ?

3. Into what formations are these units or part units organized, giving names (brigades, brigade groups, etc.) ?

4. What is the authorized strength of each unit or part unit as above?

5. What is the actual number presently on strength of each unit or part unit as above?

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LIB

Hugues Lapointe (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

The hon. member has agreed to drop parts 2, 4 and 5 of this question; parts 1 and 3 are answered.

1. (a) 187,865, subject to the total actual strength not exceeding 90,000 for the present; (b) 28,743.

3. 1st infantry division; 3rd infantry division; 4th infantry division; 5th infantry division; 2nd armoured division; 6th armoured division; 20th armoured brigade; 21st armoured brigade; 5th infantry brigade; 6th infantry brigade; 17th infantry brigade; 18th infantry brigade; 1st corps troops; 2nd corps troops. Selected army and home defence troops grouped under the heading "Ancillary Troops".

2, 4 and 5. Dropped.

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NEWFOUNDLAND-QUESTION OF ENTRY INTO CONFEDERATION

PC

Thomas Langton Church

Progressive Conservative

Mr. CHURCH:

Has the government any further information to give the house on the proposed agreement for the entry of Newfoundland into confederation?

Mr. ST. LAURENT: The hon. member will find a full answer to this question in the papers I tabled on March 11, and in the declaration made by the Prime Minister on the same day, which is reported at pages 2095 and 2096 of Hansard.

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WHEAT BOARD-EMPLOYEES

PC

Mr. MILLER:

Progressive Conservative

1. What is the number of employees (including members of the board) of the Canadian Wheat board as at December 31, 1947?

2. Is the consolidated revenue charged with payment of the salaries or wages of (a) the board; (b) the board's employees?

3. If not, out of what fund are the same paid?

4. How many employees of the wheat board

(including the members of the board) were, as at December 31, 1947, in each of the following wage or salary classes (a) $1,000' to $2,000 peT

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annum; (b) $2,000 to $3,000 per annum; (c) $3,000 to $4,000 per annum; (d) $4,000 to $5,000 per annum; (e) $5,000 to $6,000 per annum; (f) $6,000 to $7,000 per annum; (g) $7,000 to $8,000 per annum; (h) $8,000 to $9,000 per annum; (i) $0,000 to $10,000 per annum; (j) $10,000 to $15,000 per annum; (k) $15,000 and over?

5. How many part-time employees did the Canadian wheat board employ during the year 1947, and at what remunerations?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. 676.

2. (a) No. (b) The Department of Trade and Commerce is charged with one-half salary and living allowance of Mr. C. C. Boxer, Washington Representative of the Canadian Wheat Board, through the Department of Trade and Commerce estimates.

3. Salaries of the board and its employees are part of the operating expenses of the board. If the board operations result in a surplus, salaries are paid by the producers, but if board operations result in a deficit the salaries would be be paid by the dominion

government.

4. Under $1,000 per annum 103

1(a) $1,000 to $2,000 per annum .... 388 '(b) 2,000 to 3,000 per annum 122

(c) 3,000 to 4,000 per annum

26(d) 4,000 to 5,000 per annum

6'(e)' 5,000 to 6,000 per annum

7(f) 6,000 to 7,000 per annum

2(g) 7,000 to 8,000 per annum

7(h) 8,000 to 9,000 per anum

2(i) 9,000 to 10,000 per annum

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10,000 to 15,000 per annum 11(k) 15,000 and over

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5. 28 part-time employees at the under-noted

remunerations:

$ 660 per annum

2780 per annum

2840 per annum

2900 per annum

4960 per annum

31,080 per annum

81,140 per annum

21,320 per annum

11,380 per annum

31,560 per annum

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WARTIME HOUSING-EAST YORK TOWNSHIP

PC

Mr. McGREGOR:

Progressive Conservative

1. Does the -amount of $6,338.91, as shown in sessional paper 38P of July 9, 1947 (question 10), include the cost of services from street

line to house for water, sewer and sidewalk for all of the 197 houses built in East York township, county of York, by Wartime Housing Limited?

2. Whait money has been spent on this project since July 9, 1947?

3. What is the present administrative cost per month on this project?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. No. In addition to the $16,388.91* there have been additional expenditures of $2,558.58 on account of these items bringing the total cost for all 197 houses to $18,947.49.

2. $24,847.20 made up as follows:

Sewer and water services, etc., as

above answer to question No. 1.. $ 2,558 58

Grading and landscaping

7,531 34Building contract

14,757 28Total $24,847 203. This is one of several projects administered by the Toronto district rental office of Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation. No separate cost accounting system is maintained with respect to administrative costs of individual projects under any one rental office. *See supplementary return, sessional paper 98C of March 9, 1948. This amount should read $16,388.91, instead of $6,388.91.

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March 18, 1948