June 14, 1951


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


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):

Mr. Speaker, tomorrow we will move adoption of the amendments made by the Senate to Bill No. 198, to amend the Customs Act, and Bill No. 355, respecting weights and measures. I understand the government agrees to those amendments.

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Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

Mr. Knowles:

Does the minister know what they are?

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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):

One is the debate on the six months question; they have extended it to twelve. I do not know what the other amendment is.

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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. Howe:

A typographical error.

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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):

Perhaps a clerical error-the absence of a few commas. Then tomorrow we will go into supply to consider the estimates of the Department of External Affairs and the Department of Citizenship and Immigration. Then we will proceed with Bill No. 375, to amend the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Act, before taking up the estimates of the Department of Agriculture.

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PC

Donald Methuen Fleming

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming:

What position does the government take on the amendments made by the Senate?

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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):

I said the government would agree to or accept the amendments.

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PC

Winfield Chester Scott McLure

Progressive Conservative

Mr. McLure:

When will we have the pleasure of going over the estimates of the Minister of Public Works?

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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):

I am aways at the disposal of the hon. gentleman. It will be a real pleasure when I can find a moment to

Supply

discuss my own estimates. However, if the hon. member needs any information preceding the estimates, I am ready to give explanations.

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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 DEFENCE PRODUCTION


Department- 76. Departmental administration and payments to Canadian Commercial Corporation and other corporate agencies for services provided in connection with defence purchasing and production, $5,000,000. 77. To provide capital assistance for the construction, acquisition, extension or improvement of capital equipment or works by private contractors engaged in defence contracts, or by crown plants operated on a management-fee basis, or by crown companies under direction of the Minister of Defence Production, subject to approval of treasury board, $50,000,000. 78. To provide for research and development of jet engines and aircraft, $1,000,000. 79. To provide for the liquidation of contracts, including commitments of previous years related to the acquisition of assets operated by the departments of munitions and supply and reconstruction and supply or an agency of these departments; the liquidation of the assets and liabilities of closed crown companies and crown plants; and for miscellaneous and unforeseen expenses, $200,000. 80. To authorize the transfer of funds from the Canadian Commercial Corporation Employees' Retirement Fund to the retirement fund created by the Civil Service Superannuation and Retirement Act, in respect of past contributions and accumulated interest thereon of employees transferred from the corporation to the department, $1. Crown companies- 81. To provide for expenses incurred by Defence Construction Limited in procuring the construction of defence projects on behalf of the Department of National Defence, $3,000,000. Canadian Arsenals Limited- 82. Administration and operation, $3,300,000. 83. Construction, improvements and new equipment, $1,700,000.


DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND COMMERCE


General administration- 449. Departmental administration, $513,280. 450. Commodities and allocations, including assistance in the development of markets and new industry, the procurement of supplies, and contributions as detailed in the estimates, $596,973.



Friday, June 15, 1951


June 14, 1951