June 6, 1951

COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE

BANKING AND COMMERCE


Sixth report of the standing committee on banking and commerce.-Mr. Cleaver.


DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT

CHANGE IN PERSONNEL OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE


Mr. G. T. Fulford (Leeds) presented the second report of the special committee appointed to study the Dominion Elections Act, 1938, and amendments thereto, and moved that the report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT

CHANGE IN PER- SONNEL OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE

LIB

Léonard-David Sweezey Tremblay

Liberal

Mr. L. D. Tremblay (Dorchester) moved:

That the name of Mr. Hees be substituted for that of Mr. Fleming on the special committee on the Dominion Elections Act.

Topic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT
Subtopic:   CHANGE IN PER- SONNEL OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE
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Motion agreed to.


QUESTIONS

ARMED FORCES

LIB

Samuel Rosborough Balcom

Liberal

Mr. Balcom:

What is the current food cost per diem, per man, in (a) Royal Canadian Navy; (b) Canadian Army; (c) Royal Canadian Air Force; (d) active service hospital patients?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ARMED FORCES
Sub-subtopic:   FOOD COSTS
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LIB

Joseph-Adéodat Blanchette (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. Blanchette:

(a), (b), (c), $0.97; (d), $1.22.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ARMED FORCES
Sub-subtopic:   FOOD COSTS
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PUBLIC SERVICE-MOTOR CAR ALLOWANCE

LIB

Mr. Balcom:

Liberal

1. What allowance is paid to a government employee using his own car in government service?

2. Is allowance uniform for all departments?

3. Has allowance in such cases been increased, and when?

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Subtopic:   PUBLIC SERVICE-MOTOR CAR ALLOWANCE
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LIB

Mr. Sinclair: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

1. Standard mileage rates

Nine cents per mile, in cases where convenient railway or motor bus transportation is not available; three cents per mile, in cases where convenient railway or motor bus transportation is available.

Note: The above are maximum rates.

Departments may pay less if they deem it advisable.

Removal mileage rates

Five cents per mile, irrespective of the number of people transported, when an officer is moved from one location to another.

Northern allowances-mileage rates

Five cents per mile, when travelling to and from place of employment on assignment, or, under certain conditions, when going on leave, but not exceeding the amount that would be payable for transportation expenses if the employee and his dependents, if any, travelled by the shortest practicable route that would accomplish the journey at the lowest cost.

Special rates

Soldier settlement and V.L.A.

Eight cents per mile for the first 7,000 miles in each fiscal year; seven cents per mile for the next 7,000 miles in each fiscal year, except in the province of Ontario, where the rate shall be six cents per mile; five cents per mile for all mileage in excess of 14,000 miles in each fiscal year, except in the province of Ontario, where the rate shall be four cents per mile.

Trade and commerce-standards division

$4 per day, or proportion thereof-for systematic inspection work within one centre of population when carrying regular inspection kit and the necessary number of iron test weights.

$6 per day, or proportion thereof, or at the rate of nine cents per mile for actual daily mileage, whichever is the greater-for country itinerary inspection work when carrying regular inspection kit and the necessary number of iron test weights.

$6 per day, or proportion thereof, or at the rate of ten cents per mile for actual daily mileage, whichever is the greater-for systematic inspection work when hauling a two-wheel portable petroleum test tank.

Fifty cents per hour, not exceeding $4 per day, provided that when one or more inspections or calls are made the minimum daily payment shall be seventy-five cents-for incidental use of cars, which is neither systematic nor country inspection work.

Extra payment may be allowed at the rate of seventy-five cents per hour, or nine cents per mile, for overtime driving when such driving results in the elimination of hotel expenses.

Questions

2. Yes, except for special rates herein referred to, for soldier settlement and the standards division of trade and commerce.

3. The standard rate was increased April 1, 1948, from 7 cents per mile for first 2,500 miles, 9 cents per mile for next 2,500 miles, 8 cents per mile for over 5,000 miles, to a straight nine cents per mile.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC SERVICE-MOTOR CAR ALLOWANCE
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FARM LOANS

PC

Mr. Higgins:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many applications lor loans under the provisions ol the Canadian Farm Loan Act have been made from Newfoundland?

2. To what agencies must applications be made for loans under the provisions of the Canadian Farm Loan Act from residents of Newfoundland?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FARM LOANS
Sub-subtopic:   NEWFOUNDLAND
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LIB

Mr. Sinclair: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

1. The Canadian farm loan board reports that a total of seventy-five inquiries for loans have been received from farmers in Newfoundland, resulting in twenty preliminary applications for loans, of which five are now formal applications.

2. Head office of the Canadian farm loan board, Ottawa.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FARM LOANS
Sub-subtopic:   NEWFOUNDLAND
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June 6, 1951