February 12, 1953

BANKING AND COMMERCE


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


NATIONAL DEFENCE

TABLING OF ORDERS IN COUNCIL RESPECTING ASSOCIATE MINISTER

LIB

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

Liberal

Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister):

I should like to lay on the table two copies im French and in English of order in council P.C. 174 of 1953, passed this morning, which provides that the Associate Minister of National Defence appointed under section 6A of the National Defence Act may in addition to the Minister of National Defence exercise and perform all the powers, duties and functions of the Minister of National Defence, unless and until the governor in council otherwise directs.

This order in council revokes order in council P.C. 4553 of November 24, 1952, whereby the Solicitor General was authorized to exercise jointly with the Minister of National Defence certain of the powers and iperform certain of the duties and functions provided under the defence act.

I table at the same time two copies of the order in council whereby the Hon. Ralph Campney was this morning appointed Associate Minister of National Defence.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   TABLING OF ORDERS IN COUNCIL RESPECTING ASSOCIATE MINISTER
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QUESTIONS

GANDER AIRPORT

PREFABRICATED HOUSES

PC

Mr. Browne (St. John's West):

Progressive Conservative

1. How many prefabricated houses are being constructed at Gander?

2. Where were the materials purchased and what was the cost per unit?

3. What is the estimated final cost per unit?

Topic:   GANDER AIRPORT
Subtopic:   PREFABRICATED HOUSES
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LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Minister of Resources and Development)

Liberal

Mr. Winters:

With respect to Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation:

1. 24.

2. Prefabricated house packages from H. Newsum Sons and Company Limited, Lincoln, England, at $4,547.25 per unit f.o.b. Gander, Newfoundland.

On site work, i.e., foundations, plumbing, heating, erection, firm price contract to Eastern Woodworkers Limited, New Glasgow, N.S., at $7,954.73 per unit.

3. $12,502 per unit.

Topic:   GANDER AIRPORT
Subtopic:   PREFABRICATED HOUSES
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CIVIL DEFENCE COURSES

LIB

James Hendrick Rooney

Liberal

Mr. Rooney:

How many persons from each province have taken civil defence courses at federal expense?

Topic:   CIVIL DEFENCE COURSES
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LIB

Emmett Andrew McCusker (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Mr. McCusker:

To December 31, 1952, 2,562 persons

attended civil defence training courses at federal expense as follows: British Columbia, 201; Alberta, 200; Saskatchewan, 81; Manitoba, 186; Ontario, 412; Quebec, 470; New Brunswick, 74; Nova Scotia, 120; Newfoundland, 21; Prince Edward Island, 15; federal employees, 58; armed services personnel, 24; R.C.M.P. personnel, 13; miscellaneous-from industry, etc., 25; total, 2,562.

Topic:   CIVIL DEFENCE COURSES
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DOMINION SEED LIENS

PC

Mr. Diefenbaker:

Progressive Conservative

1. Has the government given any consideration to the discharge or cancellation of outstanding dominion seed liens?

2. If so, what decision has been arrived at?

Topic:   DOMINION SEED LIENS
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LIB

COUNTY HEALTH UNITS

LIB

Mr. Bradeite:

Liberal

1. Has the department of health of Ontario requested any assistance from the national health grants for county health units?

2. If so, how many new units have been established with federal assistance?

3. How many units established prior to 1948 have been given assistance for extending their services?

4. What is the total amount approved by the federal government for these purposes in the fiscal year 1952-53?

Topic:   COUNTY HEALTH UNITS
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LIB

Mr. McCusker: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. 7.

3. 20.

4. $434,235.37.

Topic:   COUNTY HEALTH UNITS
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ASSISTANCE TO EMIGRANTS

February 12, 1953