May 10, 1950

QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


ACQUISITION OF PREMISES OR BUILDINGS FOR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PURPOSES

PC

Mr. Fulton:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many contracts or arrangements are now in existence, or have been entered into in the three years ending December 31, 1949, in each province, for the construction, purchase or lease of complete buildings, or space in buildings, for federal government purposes, including crown corporations?

2. Of these contracts or arrangements, have any been entered into without first formally advertising or calling for tenders? If so, how many in each province?

3. In the case of each contract or arrangement to construct included in the answer to question 2, what is (i) the date of the contract or arrangement;

(ii) the location (city or town and street number);

(iii) the name of the building; (iv) the department, departments, or crown company, etc., to be accommodated; (v) the name and address of the builder or contractor; (vi) the total or agreed cost of construction; (vii) the builder's or contractor's fee?

4. In the case of each contract or arrangement to purchase included in the answer to question 2, what is (i) the date of the contract or arrangement; (ii) the location (city or town and street number); (iii) the name of the building; (iv) the department, departments or crown company, etc., to be accommodated; (v) the name and address of the owner or vendor; (vi) the agreed purchase price; (vii) the amount of any agent's or negotiator's fee, or any similar fee or consideration paid, or to be paid, for negotiating the contract; (viii) the name and address of the person to whom such fee was paid, or is to be paid?

5. In the case of each contract or agreement to lease included in the answer to question 2, what is (i) the date of the contract or arrangement; (ii) the location (city or town and street number); (iii) the name of the building; (iv) the department, departments or crown company, etc., to be accommodated; (v) the name and address of the owner or lessor; (vi) the annual rental; (vii) the duration of the lease or agreement; (viii) the amount of any agent's or negotiator's fee, or any similar fee or consideration paid for negotiating the contract; (ix) the name and address of the person to whom such fee was paid, or is to be paid?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ACQUISITION OF PREMISES OR BUILDINGS FOR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PURPOSES
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LIB

Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Fournier (Hull):

Mr. Speaker, when this question was put on the order paper a memorandum was sent to me by the chief architect of my department which reads as follows:

With reference to the above-mentioned question, may your attention be drawn to the fact that in order to completely and thoroughly furnish the answers will involve a considerable amount of work.

There are a great number of contracts, and thousands of leases, which would involve an enormous amount of work in the way of checking and compiling statistics. In view of the detail required there is no doubt that it would take well over three or four months to answer this question intelligently.

After I received this memorandum I discussed the question with the member for Kamloops two or three times. In the last conversation I suggested that perhaps I could ask the officials to redraft the question in a manner that would meet the wishes of the hon. member. They did draft a question, which I sent over to the hon. member, but I am not satisfied that it would give all the information he seeks. If he needs more information I suggest that he drop this question, have the new question put on the order paper, and then perhaps draft another question covering the rest of the information he requires.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ACQUISITION OF PREMISES OR BUILDINGS FOR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PURPOSES
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PC

Edmund Davie Fulton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fulton:

Mr. Speaker, as the minister has said, we have discussed this question on several occasions. If it meets with the approval of the house I would accept the minister's suggestion to drop the question as it stands now and substitute for it the question as drafted, while reserving the right to redraft the portion of the question dropped which is not covered by the new question.

Question dropped.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ACQUISITION OF PREMISES OR BUILDINGS FOR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PURPOSES
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FISHERIES RESEARCH

LIB

Mr. Smith (Queens-Shelburne):

Liberal

1. Has the Department of Fisheries given consideration to research in respect of (a) development of powdered fish as a protein food concentrate; (b) marketing of same?

2. Has such research been carried on?

3. If so (a) at what places were investigations made; (b) under whose supervision; (c) will results be made available to the fishing industry in Nova Scotia and elsewhere?

4. If not, when will this research problem be considered?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FISHERIES RESEARCH
Sub-subtopic:   POWDERED FISH
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LIB

Mr. MacNaughl: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

1. The Department of Fisheries has not recently considered research in respect of (a) development of powdered fish as a protein food concentrate, or (b) marketing of same.

2. Yes.

3. (a) and (b) Research was carried on during war years by fisheries research board of Canada at its fisheries experimental stations at Halifax and Vancouver, in conjunction with similar work by the then Newfoundland

Questions

government laboratory at St. John's, by the United States at Seattle and by the U. K. department of scientific and industrial research at Torry, Aberdeen, (c) Yes.

4. In view of somewhat discouraging results of the wartime effort, further research is not contemplated in the immediate future.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FISHERIES RESEARCH
Sub-subtopic:   POWDERED FISH
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ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY

PC

Mr. Pearkes:

Progressive Conservative

1. What is the average daily operating and maintenance cost of H.M.C.S. Magnificent (a) when at sea; (b) in harbour; (c) in reserve?

2. What is the average daily operating and maintenance cost of H.M.C.S. Ontario (a) when at sea; (b) in harbour; (c) in reserve?

3. What is the average daily operating and maintenance cost of a Canadian destroyer (a) when at sea; (b) in harbour; (c) in reserve?

4. What is the average daily operating and maintenance cost of a Canadian frigate (a) when at sea;

(b) in harbour; (c) in reserve?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY
Sub-subtopic:   OPERATING AND MAIN- TENANCE COST OP SHIPS
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. (a) At sea, $11,200; (b) in harbour, $7,000.

(c) This ship has not been in reserve since taken over from Royal Navy, April, 1948. Estimated daily cost is $250.

The above does not include the two air carrier groups, operating from ship and shore, the daily cost of which is estimated at $4,250.

2. (a) At sea, $10,300; (b) in harbour, $5,400. (c) This ship has not been in reserve, but the estimated daily cost is $230.

3. (a) At sea, $4,077; (to) in harbour, $1,900; (c) in reserve, $133.

4. (a) At sea, $1,509; (b) in harbour, $997; (c) in reserve, $83.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY
Sub-subtopic:   OPERATING AND MAIN- TENANCE COST OP SHIPS
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REQUESTS FOR TRANSFER TO CANADA OF SOLDIERS BURIED OVERSEAS

IND

Mr. Gagnon:

Independent

1. Have requests been made to the government by certain Canadian families with a view to repatriating the bodies of the members of such families who died during world war II and were buried overseas?

2. Were arrangements made for meeting such requests?

3. If not, for what reasons?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   REQUESTS FOR TRANSFER TO CANADA OF SOLDIERS BURIED OVERSEAS
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. No.

3. The question of repatriation of war dead to their respective countries received most sympathetic consideration by the governments of the countries of the commonwealth during and at the conclusion of the great war, 1914-18. At that time, it was decided by all the commonwealth countries that all should remain together in the cemeteries

(Mr. MacNaught.]

which would be attended by the war graves commission acting in the interest of all. After the most serious consideration by all the governments concerned, the same policy has been continued in respect to the fallen of the second world war. While representations have been received from individual next of kin seeking to bring the remains of the fallen to this side, these have been relatively few in number and there can be no doubt but that the policy adopted has met with the support of the vast majority of relatives. Undoubtedly, one reason for this has been that it has been applied without a single known exception ever since 1914.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   REQUESTS FOR TRANSFER TO CANADA OF SOLDIERS BURIED OVERSEAS
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HAGERSVILLE, ONT., ARMY DEPOT LIVING QUARTERS

PC

Mr. Catherwood:

Progressive Conservative

1. Have any steps been taken by the Department of National Defence to construct additional living quarters at the army depot at Hagersville, Ontario?

2. If so, will separate quarters be built for married personnel?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HAGERSVILLE, ONT., ARMY DEPOT LIVING QUARTERS
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. No married quarters are under construction or planned for Hagersville, but the need for married quarters at this and other defence establishments is under constant review, having regard to the relative needs and long-term plans for each such establishment.

2. Answered by No. 1.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HAGERSVILLE, ONT., ARMY DEPOT LIVING QUARTERS
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FEDERAL BUILDINGS IN ST. JOHN'S, NFLD.

PC

Gordon Francis Higgins

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Higgins:

What steps have been taken with respect to the erection of federal buildings in St. John's, Newfoundland?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FEDERAL BUILDINGS IN ST. JOHN'S, NFLD.
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May 10, 1950