March 23, 1948


Item agreed to. Labour-Annuities Act



585. Administration-further amount required, $59,000.


PC

James MacKerras Macdonnell

Progressive Conservative

Mr. MACDONNELL (Muskoka-Ontario):

One of the items in this amount of $59,000 is commission to agents. That is under the Annuities Act, apparently. Is that substantial increase due to additional business done?

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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MITCHELL:

It is due to extension of the business.

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PC

Alan Cockeram

Progressive Conservative

Mr. COCKERAM:

What was the increase in the business?

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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MITCHELL:

I have not the figures in front of me. I can give approximately the total amount of business at the moment; it is about $3,250,000.

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PC

James MacKerras Macdonnell

Progressive Conservative

Mr. MACDONNELL (Muskoka-Ontario):

What is the commission?

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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MITCHELL:

It is a graduated scale I could not give that figure. When the main estimates come down I will give it.

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PC

Harry Rutherford Jackman

Progressive Conservative

Mr. JACKMAN:

The hardier you work, the less you get.

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PC

Wilfrid Garfield Case

Progressive Conservative

Mr. CASE:

Is the annuities branch now considered to be on a sound actuarial basis?

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PC

Wilfrid Garfield Case

Progressive Conservative

Mr. CASE:

The item asks for a further amount for administration. You are asking parliament to vote that. Will the branch need assistance, then?

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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MITCHELL:

I think it is generally understood that the government carries the administration of the branch, and this is to pay for the administration.

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Item agreed to.


PC

Park Manross

Progressive Conservative

Mr. MANROSS:

Item 586 asks for $1. If you will explain that we shall call it eleven o'clock.

Progress reported.

Resolutions reported, read the second time and concurred in.

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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

PC

John Bracken (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. BRACKEN:

Will the minister tell us what the business will be tomorrow.

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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ABBOTT:

We shall take, first, second reading of the two excise tax bills and the amendment to the Customs Tariff Act. I hope to proceed with these through committee and perhaps give them third reading. Then we shall take up interim supply and I hope complete consideration of these supplementary estimates which will be followed then by the supply bill.

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PC

John Bracken (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. BRACKEN:

Have the bills been distributed?

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March 23, 1948