June 26, 1950


Item agreed to. Dominion coal board- 449. Administration and investigations of the dominion coal board, $101,040.


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Some hon. Members:

Eleven o'clock.

Item stands.

Progress reported.

Topic:   PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Subtopic:   USE OF DIESEL
Sub-subtopic:   LOCOMOTIVES
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MISCELLANEOUS PRIVATE BILLS


Seventh report of standing committee on miscellaneous private bills.-Mr. Winkler.


BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Fournier (Hull):

Tomorrow the estimates of all departments are ready for consideration, but we hope to call the following departments: trade and commerce, post office, resources and development, secretary of state, fisheries, national revenue, mines and technical surveys and justice.

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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):

The first four in order, trade and commerce, post office, resources and development and secretary of state.

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At eleven o'clock the house adjourned, without question put, pursuant to standing order. [The following items were passed in committee of supply]:


DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE


Defence forces- 202. To provide for the defence forces of the navy, army and air services, and to authorize total commitments for this purpose of $579,301,670 including authority, notwithstanding section 29 of the Consolidated Revenue and Audit Act, to make commitments for the current year of $438,178,000 and commitments for future years of $141,123,670 against which commitments it is estimated that actual expenditures in 1950-51 will not exceed $384,932,304. 203. Defence research and development, subject to allocation by the treasury board and to authorize total commitments for this purpose of $27,983,161 including authority notwithstanding section 29 of the Consolidated Revenue and Audit Act, to make commitments for the current year of $24,925,361 and commitments for future years of $3,057,800 against which commitments it is estimated that actual expenditure in 1950-51 will not exceed $23,925,361. General services- 204. Grants to military associations, institutes and others, as detailed in the estimates, $202,850. 205. War museum and erection of headstones in Canada, $48,340. Supply 206. Battlefields memorials, $64,930. Pensions and other benefits-civil pensions- 207. Robert Allen, $193. 208. Walter Pettipas, $516. 209. Florence Walker, $360. 210. Michael Mountain, $420. 211. Mrs. Mary Whittington, $200. 212. Mrs. Eleanor F. Nixon, $1,288. 213. To authorize in respect of members of the Royal Canadian Air Force on leave without pay and serving as instructors with civilian training organizations operating under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan who were killed, payment to their dependents of amounts equal to the amounts such dependents would have received under the pension act as amended had such service as instructors been military service in the armed- forces of Canada, less the value of any benefits received by such dependents under insurance contracts which were effected on the lives of such members of the Royal Canadian Air Force by or at the expense of the civilian organizations, $9,138. Militia Pension Act- 214. Governments' contribution to the permanent forces pension fund, $10,799,600.


DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND COMMERCE


A-Department- General administration- 423. Departmental administration, $482,875. 424. Commodities branch, including assistance in the development of markets and the procurement of supplies, and contributions as detailed in the estimates, $574,460. 425. Trade commissioner service including payment of compensation to trade commissioners for damage to and loss of furniture and effects, under regulations approved by the governor in council, $2,052,859. 426. Publicity and advertising in Canada and abroad, $201,315. 427. Economic research and development branch, including the conducting of investigations and reporting upon commercial relations and foreign tariffs, and the development of Canadian industry, and a contribution of $6,300 to the international customs tariffs bureau, $442,480. 428. To provide for expenses of the industrial defence branch, $60,197. Exhibitions- 429. Exhibitions generally, including a contribution of $1,000 to the international bureau of exhibitions, $284,184. 430. Canadian International Trade Fair, 1950, including authority to refund from revenue deposits received for contracts for space (revote $115,000), $602,000. Standards division- 431. Administration, including administration of the Precious Metals Marking Act, $106,050. 432. Electricity and gas inspection services, including administration of the Electricity and Fluid Exportation Act, $502,520. 433. Laboratory, $48,740. 434. Weights and measures inspection services, $604,595. Dominion bureau of statistics- 435. Administration, $173,315. 436. Statistics, including contribution of $7,087 to the Inter-American Statistical Institute, $3,483,102.



Supply-Trade and Commerce 437. Census oi population, including contribution of $3,543 to the Inter-American Statistical Institute committee on the 1950 census of the Americas, $1,278,838. Wheat and grain division- 438. Salaries and other expenses, $26,450. 439. To provide for the Canadian government's annual assessment for membership in the international wheat council, $25,577. Canada Grain Act-[DOT] 440. Administration, $124,190. 441. Operation and maintenance, including inspection, weighing, registration, etc., $2,328,536. 442. Canadian government elevators, including equipment (revote $144,628), $741,085. Terminable services- 443. Emergency import control-salaries and other expenses, $224,115. Salaries and other expenses- 444. To provide for the liquidation of contracts, including commitments of previous years related to the acquisition of assets operated by the Department of Reconstruction and Supply or an agency of the Department of Reconstruction and Supply; and for miscellaneous and unforeseen expenses, $250,000. 445. To provide for production and transportation subsidies on steel and iron under such terms and conditions as may be approved by the governor in council, $2,000,000. 446. To provide for research and development of jet engines and aircraft, $1,600,000. Special- 447. To reimburse the Canadian Commercial Corporation for expenses incurred in purchasing materials, supplies and equipment, etc., on behalf of the Department of National Defence, under chapter 51, statutes of 1947, $900,000. 448. To reimburse the Canadian wheat board for the estimated expenses to be incurred from August 1, 1949, to July 31, 1950, the administration of delivery quotas and permit regulations, etc., $125,000. A-Department- Exhibitions- 781. Exhibitions generally-further amount required, $15,000.



Tuesday, June 27, 1950


June 26, 1950