June 2, 1952

PC

Mr. Diefenbaker:

Progressive Conservative

1. Where is George Currie, C.A., who is conducting a shortage investigation in the armed forces, at the present date?

2. Is he (a) on vacation, or (b) on duty in connection with any matter being investigated by the Department of National Defence?

3. Was he accompanied by any person or persons on duty on the trip? If so, by whom?

Topic:   ARMY STORES INVESTIGATION
Subtopic:   GEORGE CURRIE
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LIB

Ralph Osborne Campney (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. Campney:

1, 2 and 3. Mr. George Currie, C.A., is at present in England on business not connected with the investigation. Information in connection with the investigation is being collected by members of his staff.

Topic:   ARMY STORES INVESTIGATION
Subtopic:   GEORGE CURRIE
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ARMED FORCES

TENDERS FOR KIT BAGS AND CHEFS' CAPS

PC

Mr. Diefenbaker:

Progressive Conservative

1. Have tenders been requested or asked for by the Department of National Defence, during the past six months for kit bags for the army, and chefs' caps for the armed forces?

2. If so, what was the quantity to be tendered for in each case?

3. Have the tenders of any tenderer been accepted? If so, what are the names of the successful tenderers?

Topic:   ARMED FORCES
Subtopic:   TENDERS FOR KIT BAGS AND CHEFS' CAPS
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PC

Edmund Davie Fulton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fulton:

Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the hon. member for Lake Centre (Mr. Diefenbaker) I ask that this question stand, subject to an alteration to part 1, which would make part 1 read as follows:

Have tenders been called by the Department of Defence Production, during the past six months, for kit bags for the army, and for chefs' caps for the armed forces?

I understand that this matter has been discussed with the parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Defence Production and that that wording would be satisfactory and together with parts 2 and 3 as now worded, would produce the information desired.

Topic:   ARMED FORCES
Subtopic:   TENDERS FOR KIT BAGS AND CHEFS' CAPS
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Question stand.

Topic:   ARMED FORCES
Subtopic:   TENDERS FOR KIT BAGS AND CHEFS' CAPS
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

Stand as amended.

Topic:   ARMED FORCES
Subtopic:   TENDERS FOR KIT BAGS AND CHEFS' CAPS
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

As amended.

Topic:   ARMED FORCES
Subtopic:   TENDERS FOR KIT BAGS AND CHEFS' CAPS
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

GOVERNMENT

LIB

Mr. Poulioi:

Liberal

1. Since 1923, what has been the total yearly amount of (a) advances and loans made; (b) guarantees given, by the government to the Canadian National Railways?

2. Since that date, what amount of the debt of the Canadian National Railways has been written off by the Canadian government?

3. Since 1923, what amounts have been spent in each province by the Canadian National (a) for the construction, maintenance and repair of the railway; (b) as capital expenditure for the construction, extension and installation of machinery in each of the erecting shops of the Canadian National?

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT
Sub-subtopic:   EXPENDITURES FOR CONSTRUCTION, ETC.
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

The Canadian National Railways advise as follows:

1. Financing for the Canadian National Railways has in each year since 1923 received consideration and approval by the government and is recorded in the statutes.

2. See answer to No. 1.

3. (a) The accounts of the Canadian National Railways are not maintained in a way which makes it possible to segregate expenditures in the tabulation requested, (b) To endeavour to give this information would involve an examination of accounting records for the past thirty years and this could not be undertaken by the existing staff of the railway.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT
Sub-subtopic:   EXPENDITURES FOR CONSTRUCTION, ETC.
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CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

ANNUAL REPORTS

LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. Pouliot:

During each one of the last twenty years (a) how many sitting days after the opening of the session of parliament, and (b) how many sitting days before prorogation, was the annual civil service commission report laid before parliament?

Topic:   CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
Subtopic:   ANNUAL REPORTS
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LIB

Louis Stephen St-Laurent (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. St. Laurent:

Mr. Speaker, I would

suggest that, as a matter of order, this is not a question which should be answered. It asks for information which is as available to the hon. member as it is to anybody else and) is to be found in the Votes and Proceedings of each of the twenty years referred to in the question. I think that we should not be required to have these tabulations made when the information that is requested has been, at the proper time, made available to the house as recorded in the Votes and Proceedings of each session.

Topic:   CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
Subtopic:   ANNUAL REPORTS
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Question dropped.

Topic:   CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
Subtopic:   ANNUAL REPORTS
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PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES

SITTINGS, EVIDENCE, ETC.

June 2, 1952