November 14, 1951

SUPPLEMENTAL AND EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

PC

Mr. Dinsdale:

Progressive Conservative

1. Is supplemental assistance to families of members of the armed forces serving overseas available from the dependents board of trustees?

2. If not, is emergency assistance provided from the benevolent funds of the respective armed services?

3. With reference to the army benevolent fund, does it cover the emergency financial needs of the dependents of non-veteran members of the armed forces serving overseas?

Topic:   ARMED FORCES DEPENDENTS
Subtopic:   SUPPLEMENTAL AND EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. No. The dependents board of trustees was dissolved in 1946.

2 and 3. Yes, with the exception that the army benevolent fund only covers those who served in the second world war.

Topic:   ARMED FORCES DEPENDENTS
Subtopic:   SUPPLEMENTAL AND EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE
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DEFENCE PRODUCTION

CONTRACTS AWARDED DURING 1951

PC

Mr. Brooks:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many contracts have been awarded by the Department of Defence Production in each of the maritime provinces, monthly, since January 1 1951, and what is the total value?

2. How many defence contracts have been awarded in Ontario and Quebec, monthly, during the same period, and1 what is the total value?

Topic:   DEFENCE PRODUCTION
Subtopic:   CONTRACTS AWARDED DURING 1951
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Mcllrailh:

For the reasons indicated on November 5 in answer to a question by the hon. member for Brandon (Mr. Dinsdale), the information as asked for is not available! The information as to all contracts is published for each two-weeks period, and that is readily available.

Orders jor Returns

Topic:   DEFENCE PRODUCTION
Subtopic:   CONTRACTS AWARDED DURING 1951
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PC

Alfred Johnson Brooks

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Brooks:

Do I understand the parliamentary assistant to say that this information which is published every two weeks is available.

Topic:   DEFENCE PRODUCTION
Subtopic:   CONTRACTS AWARDED DURING 1951
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Mcllraith:

The information as to

defence contracts awarded is available and published for each two-weeks period, but the break-down by provinces as asked for is not available. The explanation as to why that is so was given on November 5, 1951, in answer to a question by the hon. member for Brandon (Mr. Dinsdale) and on March 12, 1951, in answer to a question by the hon. member for Moose Jaw (Mr. Thatcher).

The reason is that the indexing of the contract awards is done by the postal address given by the contractors. In many cases these postal addresses do not have relationship to the places where the work is to be done or the head office of the company or the factory, as the case may be. It therefore becomes meaningless when you attempt to group the contracts by provinces in that way. The index of contracts awarded does not take any account of subcontracts, and that of course is a very substantial part of the defence production effort.

Topic:   DEFENCE PRODUCTION
Subtopic:   CONTRACTS AWARDED DURING 1951
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PC

Alfred Johnson Brooks

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Brooks:

Mr. Speaker, I object to this question being dropped. It seems to me it is a far-fetched argument to say that the postal addresses where these contracts are let are available; they have the provinces. I think we should have it by provinces.

Topic:   DEFENCE PRODUCTION
Subtopic:   CONTRACTS AWARDED DURING 1951
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Question No. 46 on the order paper, answered.

Topic:   DEFENCE PRODUCTION
Subtopic:   CONTRACTS AWARDED DURING 1951
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PULPWOOD

EXPORTS FROM NEW BRUNSWICK

PC

Alfred Johnson Brooks

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Brooks:

How many cords of pulpwood have been exported from the province of New Brunswick for the years 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950 and 1951 to date?

Topic:   PULPWOOD
Subtopic:   EXPORTS FROM NEW BRUNSWICK
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Mcllraith:

Year-Cords:

1946, 438,066; 1947, 489,409; 1948, 571,164; 1949, 418,090; 1950, 425,724; Jan. 1 to Sept. 30, 1951, 546,240.

Note: Above figures represent shipments cleared through customs ports in the province of New Brunswick. Province of origin is not recorded in trade statistics.

Topic:   PULPWOOD
Subtopic:   EXPORTS FROM NEW BRUNSWICK
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

NEWFOUNDLAND

ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW

PC

Mr. Higgins:

Progressive Conservative

1. Are new industries to be established in Newfoundland? If so, what are they?

2. What are the nationalities of the principals who are to establish the new industries?

3. What is the estimated cost of establishing each of the new industries, and how is the cost to be financed?

4. Has the government been requested by the government of Newfoundland to investigate the principals of these new industries as to their financial responsibility?

5. Has the government been asked by the government of Newfoundland to investigate the economic feasibility of these proposed new industries?

6. Has any assistance by way of loan or otherwise been requested by the government of Newfoundland in connection with the financing of these proposed new industries?

7. If so, what requests have been made?

Topic:   NEWFOUNDLAND
Subtopic:   ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW
Sub-subtopic:   INDUSTRIES
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LIB

Édouard-Gabriel Rinfret (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. Rinfrei:

Return tabled.

Topic:   NEWFOUNDLAND
Subtopic:   ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW
Sub-subtopic:   INDUSTRIES
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November 14, 1951