March 9, 1953

QUESTIONS

H.M.C.S. "ALGONQUIN" AND "CRESCENT"

PC

Mr. Pearkes:

Progressive Conservative

1. Has H.M.C.S. Algonquin been converted recently?

2. If so, where was the work carried out?

3. What was the total cost of the conversion?

4. Has H.M.C.S. Crescent been converted to a new role?

5. If so, where is this work being done?

6. What is the estimated cost?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   H.M.C.S. "ALGONQUIN" AND "CRESCENT"
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. H.M.C.S. Algonquin has been converted and is at present undergoing acceptance trials.

2. Yarrows Ltd., Esquimalt.

3. The total estimated cost is $5,275,700 (including production and prototype plans and development work).

4. The H.M.C.S. Crescent is now undergoing conversion.

5. H.M.C. dockyard, Esquimalt.

6. Preliminary estimated cost is $3,500,000.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   H.M.C.S. "ALGONQUIN" AND "CRESCENT"
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COSTS OF CANADIAN PARTICIPATION

PC

Mr. Robichaud:

Progressive Conservative

1. What has been the total cost to date of Canada's participation in the war in Korea?

2. What have been the annual outlays of money by Canada, in each and every year, for the cost of our participation in the war in Korea, since its inception to the 31st of December, 1952?

3. What has been the respective cost, to Canada, of each of our armed services participating in the said Korean war, in each and every year, since its inception to date?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   COSTS OF CANADIAN PARTICIPATION
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. $129,416,038. This figure does not include the cost of recruitment, training or initial outfitting of personnel. Nor does it include the cost of the organizations which serve and direct our forces in the Korean theatre. It would be impossible to isolate such elements relating only to Korea.

2 and 3. See table below.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   COSTS OF CANADIAN PARTICIPATION
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KOREAN COSTS-INCEPTION TO 31 DEC. 1952


Cost by Year and Service 1950-51 1951-52 1952-53 TotalNavy $ 3,734,891 '$ 4,784,576 * 3,553,022 $ 12,072,489Army 36,933,614 42,103,734 22,076,905 101,114,253Air 4,361,165 7,819,410 4,048,721 16,229,29645,029,670 54,707,720 29,678,648 129,416,038 bleachers was begun in October, 1951, and completed in June, 1952. Construction of the field, loaming and seeding, etc., was started in May, 1952. Construction of a cinder perimeter track and perimeter fence was started in October, 1952, and is nearing completion. 2. Greater facilities for recreation are necessary due to the fact that cadet enrolment at the Royal Military College is about double the pre-war enrolment. During the summer months the field will be used by the approximately 600 officers who take courses conducted at the college. The field will alsc be used by the Kingston garrison for sports activities.


ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE

PLAYING FIELD

PC

Mr. Harkness:

Progressive Conservative

1. When was work started on a new playing field opposite Royal Military College, Kingston?

2. What is the purpose of this playing field?

3. When were bleachers erected for this field?

4. After this field was loamed and grass had been sown and come up, was approximately half of it bulldozed up and a cinder track put in? If so, was this due to a change in plans?

5. Has this playing field yet been used?

6. What has been the total cost to date of this playing field (a) for land; (b) for construction?

Topic:   ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE
Subtopic:   PLAYING FIELD
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Construction of the playing field was planned in three stages. Erection of the

Questions

3. Answered by No. 1.

4. No. A very small portion of the seeded field was disturbed to permit the rounding of the corners to conform with the standard design of a cinder perimeter track.

5. No. The playing field has not yet been accepted and taken over from Defence Construction Limited. It is expected that the Department of National Defence will take over the field in the spring of 1953.

6. The total cost to date of the playing field is:

(a) land: nil, as the property is owned by the Department of National Defence.

(b) construction:

Bleachers $ 8,677.73

Playing field 11,900.00

Cinder track and perimeter fence... 19,555.00

Topic:   ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE
Subtopic:   PLAYING FIELD
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$40,132.73 COMMONWEALTH AIR TRAINING PLAN

CCF

Mr. Knowles: (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

1. How many persons from countries other than Canada received training in Canada, during world war II under the British commonwealth air training plan?

2. From what countries did they come, and how many in each case?

3. What was the total cost to Canada for the training of those referred to in question (1), including transportation, maintenance or any other expenses paid by Canada?

Topic:   $40,132.73 COMMONWEALTH AIR TRAINING PLAN
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. 68,174.

2. (a) United Kingdom, 50,248; (b) Australia, 10,350; (c) New Zealand, 7,576.

3. In reply to part 2 of a question asked by Mr. Power, the total contributions, in money and equipment, to the BCATP were given on 28 March, 1946, at page 357 of Hansard.

Topic:   $40,132.73 COMMONWEALTH AIR TRAINING PLAN
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SARDIS ARMY CAMP-EXPENDITURES

LIB

George Alexander Cruickshank

Liberal

Mr. Cruickshank:

What is the total amount expended on the Sardis army camp including any contracts now awarded?

Topic:   SARDIS ARMY CAMP-EXPENDITURES
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Blanchette:

During the period 1 April, 1948, to 31 January, 1953, $5,217,395 has been expended on the Sardis army camp.

Topic:   SARDIS ARMY CAMP-EXPENDITURES
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WALLIS HOUSE, OTTAWA FLOORS

March 9, 1953