March 21, 1951

ESTIMATES, 1951-52 TABLING OF SUMMARY OF STANDARD OBJECTS OF EXPENDITURE AND SPECIAL CATEGORIES

LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. Douglas Abbott (Minister of Finance):

Mr. Speaker, I desire to table, in connection with the estimates, a summary of standard objects of expenditures and special categories. I indicated when I tabled the estimates that at that time this summary had not then been printed. It is now available.

Topic:   ESTIMATES, 1951-52 TABLING OF SUMMARY OF STANDARD OBJECTS OF EXPENDITURE AND SPECIAL CATEGORIES
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QUESTION AS TO REARRANGEMENT OF HOURS OF SITTING

PC

Gordon Graydon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Gordon Graydon (Peel):

I rise on a question of privilege, Mr. Speaker. In some sections of the press this morning there was an indication that yesterday I had made a plea in the house for shorter hours of sitting of the House of Commons. I am quite sure that the fault with the announcement in that form could not properly be laid at the doorstep of the press, but was rather attributable to the way in which I phrased it yesterday. Perhaps I did not make my point as clear as I should have. I want to say, Mr. Speaker, that what I had in mind, as I believe most members knew, was not a request for shorter sitting hours. I was only asking for a rearrangement of the present sitting hours so that they would be more convenient for members, particularly with respect to the late hours that we sit at night.

While I am on my feet, may I say how pleased I was to have had an offer of co-operation from the Prime Minister in connection with this matter. I hope that after the Easter recess we shall somehow be able to work out something which will be satisfactory to all members, and which at the same time will not interfere with the work of the house but will rather expedite it.

Topic:   QUESTION AS TO REARRANGEMENT OF HOURS OF SITTING
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PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READINGS-SENATE BILLS


Bill No. 170, for the relief of Viola Rupert Moran.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 171, for the relief of Philip Rosen.- Mr. Winkler.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


PUBLIC EXPENDITURE

PC

Mr. Fulton:

Progressive Conservative

1. What was the amount of the savings in ordinary expenditure, as reflected in the estimates for 195152, effected by the government economy drive?

2. What are the details of these savings by departments?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC EXPENDITURE
Sub-subtopic:   ECONOMY MEASURES
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LIB

George James McIlraith (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. Mcllrailh:

The details of the estimates, both in individual votes and in the supporting material appearing on pages 73 to 531 of the main estimates volume, show where savings have been made in expenditures after suitable recognition is given to increases in costs arising from higher wages, salaries, and prices, and after further suitable allowance is made for changes in policies, circumstances, and indirect defence requirements. A more specific answer can only be obtained by discussion of individual votes.

Questions

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC EXPENDITURE
Sub-subtopic:   ECONOMY MEASURES
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CONTRACTS FOR NAVAL STORES, ESQUIMALT

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Donald MacInnis

Mr. Maclnnis:

Who was the successful tenderer, and at what price, for each class of goods in the call for tenders by the Canadian Commercial Corporation, Nos. R-33-38-320/2, Nos. R-33-38-320/3 and Nos. R-33-38-320/4, supplies for naval stores, Esquimalt, British Columbia?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CONTRACTS FOR NAVAL STORES, ESQUIMALT
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LIB

George James McIlraith (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. Mcllrailh:

R-33-38-320/2-awarded to Soapbone Products Limited, Edmonton, Alberta, at $0.14 per lb.

R-33-38-320/3-awarded to Dominion Linseed Oil Co., Limited, Outremont, Quebec, at $0,115 per lb.

R-33-38-320/4-awarded to Harrison & Crosfield (Canada) Limited, Winnipeg, Manitoba, at $0.2235 per lb.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CONTRACTS FOR NAVAL STORES, ESQUIMALT
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CANADIAN COMMERCIAL CORPORATION- STOCKPILING OF WOOL

CCF

Mr. Thatcher:

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

1. Has the Canadian Commercial Corporation been stockpiling wool?

2. If so, was it requested to do so by the defence department?

3. How much wool has the corporation now on hand?

4. What proportion of this wool is for uniforms?

5. How many uniforms can be made from the wool now on hand?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN COMMERCIAL CORPORATION- STOCKPILING OF WOOL
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LIB

Mr. Mcllrailh: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. No, but orders have been placed for current needs.

2. No.

3. None.

4. Approximately 60 per cent of all wool purchases will be used for uniforms.

5. Answered by No. 3.

holman's wharf, summerside, p.e.i.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN COMMERCIAL CORPORATION- STOCKPILING OF WOOL
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LIB

Mr. Kickham:

Liberal

1. Does His Majesty the King in right of Canada own the site on which Holman's wharf, Summerside, Prince Edward Island, is situated?

2. If so, from whom was the site purchased, and what was the purchase price?

3. Does His Majesty the King in right of Canada own the roadway leading from Water street, Summerside, to said Holman's wharf?

4. If so, from whom was the right of way or road purchased, and what was the purchase price?

5. By years, how much money has been spent on this wharf by the Department of Public Works?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN COMMERCIAL CORPORATION- STOCKPILING OF WOOL
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LIB

Mr. Fournier (Hull): (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Under P.C. 1045, dated March 8, 1949, the site was transferred to the Department of Public Works, free of charge, by the firm of R. T. Holman Limited.

3. Yes.

4. Under P.C. 1045 dated March 8, 1949, the right of way to wharf was transferred to

Orders for Returns

the Department of Public Works, free of charge, by the firm of R. T. Holman Limited.

5. 1947-1948, $1,196.47; 1949-1950,

$15,056.54; 1950-1951, $4,402.86 (to Feb. 28, 1951).

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN COMMERCIAL CORPORATION- STOCKPILING OF WOOL
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March 21, 1951