May 3, 1948

LIB

Mr. LAPOINTE: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Throughout the recent war, the Royal Canadian Air Force operated a search and rescue service, established primarily to render aid to R.C.A.F. aircraft in distress. In order to meet a requirement for an over-all search and rescue organization in Canada, that service was reorganized on the 18th June, 1947.

3. The following specially equipped air and marine craft are available to the search and rescue organization:

Location-Aircraft

Trenton: 1 Canso, 1 Norseman.

Halifax: 3 Lancasters, 1 Canso, 1 Norseman, 1 Helicopter; marine craft-2 high speed rajpue launches based at Dartmouth, N.S.

Edmonton: 3 Canso, 2 Norsemen, 1 Helicopter.

Fort Nelson: 1 Dakota, 1 Norseman.

Whitehorse, Y.T.: 1 Dakota, 1 Norseman.

Winnipeg: 1 Canso, 1 Norseman.

Vancouver: 1 Lancaster, 1 Canso, 1 Norseman ; marine craft-2 high speed rescue launches based at Patricia Bay, B.C.

The Royal Canadian Navy, the Canadian Army, and other government departments co-operate when required.

4. From the date of reorganization, 18th June, 1947 to 31st March, 1948, the following

missions have been undertaken:

Search for missing aircraft 13

Search for missing marine craft

13Evacuation of sick and/or injured

16Missions to provide medical assistance ... 2Total

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Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE-SEARCH AND RESCUE SERVICE
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ARMED FORCES-WAR SERVICE GRATUITIES

LIB

Mr. CROLL:

Liberal

1. What progress has been made by the board of review under the War Service Grants Act and in reviewing the cases of members of the armed forces who were dishonourably discharged?

2. What was the total of dishonourable discharges from the three services?

3. How many of these cases have been reviewed and finalized?

4. In how many of the cases reviewed has an award of war service gratuity been approved?

5. How many cases remain to be reviewed?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ARMED FORCES-WAR SERVICE GRATUITIES
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LIB

Milton Fowler Gregg (Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. GREGG:

Return at midnight, April 29, 1948:

1. The progress made by the board is indicated by the answers to parts 2 to 5.

2. 8,432 cases that fall within sections 11 and 12 of the War Service Grants Act, 1944, have been reported to the board by the three services.

3. (a) 5,159 cases have been ordered

entitled to the benefits of the act by this board; (b) 3,035 cases have been refused.

4. Answered by part 3 (a).

5. 238 cases are under review at present.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ARMED FORCES-WAR SERVICE GRATUITIES
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ARMED FORCES-MEMBERS OR FORMER MEMBERS SERVING PRISON TERMS

IND

Mr. DION:

Independent Liberal

1. How many members or former members of the armed forces of Canada are still undergoing sentence in civil penitentiaries or jails for offences committed while they were members of the armed forces on active service in Canada or abroad?

2. For what offences were they convicted?

3. What provision is there for reviewing and commuting or remitting the sentences?

4. How- many of the men now in penitentiaries have had their sentences reviewed and how many have had them reduced?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ARMED FORCES-MEMBERS OR FORMER MEMBERS SERVING PRISON TERMS
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LIB

Mr. LAPOINTE: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. Thirteen.

2. Conviction by civil authorities, 5; Theft, 3; theft and forgery, 1; immorality, 1. Conviction by service authorities, 8: Aiding enemy, 3; murder,_3; manslaughter, 2.

3. The Department of National Defence has no authority to intervene with convictions by civil authorities. Reviews of sentences of all members or former members of the armed forces are conducted at least every six months, at which time commutation or remission is considered.

4. All ex-members of the forces now in penitentiaries, as a result of sentences by courts-martial. have had their sentences reviewed every six months at least. Of the eight at present incarcerated, as a result of sentences by courts-martial, seven have had their sentences reduced.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ARMED FORCES-MEMBERS OR FORMER MEMBERS SERVING PRISON TERMS
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QUARANTINE CLEARANCE TO VESSELS BY RADIO

LIB

Mr. MARIER:

Liberal

1. Has the practice of granting quarantine clearance to vessels by radio been fully restored?

2. If so, what areas does it cover, how many vessels were cleared in this way and how many boarded?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   QUARANTINE CLEARANCE TO VESSELS BY RADIO
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LIB

Mr. MARTIN: (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. All parts of the world except the orient, including territory in Asia and in the adjacent Pacific, east of the Mediterranean, but not including Australia, New Zealand or the Fiji islands.

During the fiscal year 1946^7, 1,355 vessels were granted radio pratique, of which 1,000 were boarded for inspection before granting pratique.

Inquiries oj the Ministry

During the fiscal year 1947-48, 1,561 vessels were granted radio pratique, of which 1,057 were boarded for inspection before granting pratique.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   QUARANTINE CLEARANCE TO VESSELS BY RADIO
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

PURCHASE OF HALIFAX HOTEL PROPERTY

PC

Mr. BLACK (Cumberland):

Progressive Conservative

1. What did the government pay for the Halifax hotel property at Halifax, Nova Scotia, from whom was it purchased and when?

2. What have been the expenditures for (a) equipment and furnishings; (b) plumbing and heating installation?

3. What have been the yearly expenditures for upkeep (a) repairs; (b) fuel; (c) janitor services; (d) taxes, etc.?

4. What have been the total coats?

5. For what purposes is the property now being used, has it been offered for sale and at what price?

6. What sums have been realized?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   PURCHASE OF HALIFAX HOTEL PROPERTY
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CHEESE EXPORTS AND SUBSIDIES

PC

Mr. KIDD:

Progressive Conservative

1. What is the total poundage of Canadian cheese exported to Great Britain each year, from 1920 to 1947?

2. What is the total amount of subsidy paid on cheese during each of the respective years?

3. What is the total poundage of butter exported to Great Britain each year from 1920 to 1947?

4. What is the total amount of subsidy paid on butter during each of the respective years?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   CHEESE EXPORTS AND SUBSIDIES
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MOTION FOR PAPERS

NATIONAL HOUSING-CONVERSION IN HAMILTON DISTRICT

PC

Frank Exton Lennard

Progressive Conservative

Mr. LENNARD:

For a copy of all contracts and detailed receipts for moneys paid out in connection with the national housing conversion at 72 Victoria avenue, South Hamilton.

Topic:   MOTION FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL HOUSING-CONVERSION IN HAMILTON DISTRICT
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PC

Frank Exton Lennard

Progressive Conservative

Mr. LENNARD:

I have received the information I require at the moment. If it is understood that any further information required will be forthcoming, I am prepared to drop the motion.

Topic:   MOTION FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL HOUSING-CONVERSION IN HAMILTON DISTRICT
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LIB

James Horace King (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Dropped.

Topic:   MOTION FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL HOUSING-CONVERSION IN HAMILTON DISTRICT
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May 3, 1948