Let me finish the sentence. If there are only 4,000 surely we can do that for them.
Order. As it is ten o'clock-*
I do not think it is quite ten o'clock, and I was going to suggest that perhaps we could pass this item.
The hon. member for Hamilton West wanted to say something on item 281 and I think she should be allowed to do so.
On a question of privilege, I wonder if I might ask you to instruct Hansard to place the speeches made by the hon. member for Selkirk and the hon. member for Kootenay West under item 267 instead of item 266. They were allowed to make their speeches under item 266 when they really referred to item 267.
I would point out that the speeches made by the hon. members he refers to had to do with health grants and the item we were studying at the time was the administration of health grants; therefore the items are in their proper place. The item before us now is No. 282. If the hon. member for Hamilton West wishes to speak on family allowances-
No, she wanted to speak on old age security.
There might be another occasion on which we might agree now that she could ask her questions. Item 282 has to do with old age assistance and blind persons' allowances. Then we have two items on national physical fitness, an item for a grant to the Canadian welfare council and another covering the Canadian conference on social work. One item covers civil defence, and we have one supplementary estimate.
If hon. members wish to carry on for a few more minutes-
No, Mr. Chairman.
BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Mr. Fournier (Hull):
Mr. Speaker, tomorrow we shall go into supply and I shall first call
my own supplementaries and then proceed with the estimates of the Department of National Health and Welfare, veterans affairs, transport, mines and technical surveys, post office and finance.
It being four minutes past ten 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
80. 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, $60,000,000. 81. To provide for payment of grants to municipalities in lieu of taxes on crown-owned defence plants operated by private contractors, $400,000. B-Crown companies- 82. To provide for expenses incurred by Defence Construction (1951) Limited in procuring the construction of defence projects on behalf of the Department of National Defence, $4,242,000. Canadian Arsenals Limited-[DOT] 83. Administration and operation, $1. 84. Construction, improvements and new equipment, $2,000,000. National research council and atomic energy control board- National research council- 288. Salaries and other expenses, $13,536,529. 289. Construction or acquisition of buildings, works, land and new equipment, $2,906,235. Atomic energy control board- 290. Administration expenses of the atomic energy control board, $59,240. 291. Grants for researches and investigations with respect to atomic energy, $300,000. 292. Current operation and maintenance, $8,437,438. 293. Construction or acquisition of buildings, works, land and new equipment and to authorize Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation to undertake construction of works at Deep River for Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, $3,670,210. Atomic Energy of Canada Limited- 544. To provide for advances to Atomic Energy of Canada Limited in such amounts and on such terms and conditions (including the delivery to Her Majesty, in satisfaction of the advances, of obligations or shares of the company) as the governor in council may approve, to finance the construction of a new reactor and auxiliary buildings at Chalk River, works to provide services in connection therewith, and housing and other works to be constructed at Deep River; and to authorize Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation to undertake construction of the said housing and other works at Deep River for Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, $7,111,980.
Supply 545. To provide for working capital advances to Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, subject to such terms and conditions as the governor in council may approve, $300,000. National research council- 684. Salaries and other expenses-further amount required, $70,000. Atomic energy control board- Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (research program) - 685. Construction or acquisition of buildings, works, land and new equipment, and to authorize Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation to undertake construction of works at Deep River for Atomic Energy of Canada Limited-further amount required, $75,000.
DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL HEALTH AND WELFARE
A-Department- 249. Departmental administration, $1,001,677. National health branch- Health services- 250. Administration, $139,748. 251. Administration of the quarantine and leprosy acts, $338,736. 252. Immigration medical services, $1,176,009. 253. Sick mariners treatment services, $622,723. 254. Grants to institutions assisting sailors, in the amounts detailed in the estimates, $2,400. Laboratory of hygiene- 255. Operation and maintenance, $436,764. 256. Construction or acquisition of buildings, works, land and new equipment, $709,000. 257. Public health engineering, $172,001. 258. Occupational health (formerly industrial health), $221,514. 259. Civil service health, $264,351. 260. Epidemiology, $88,580. 261. Administration of the Food and Drugs and the Proprietary or Patent Medicine Acts, $1,016,884. 262. Administration of the Opium and Narcotic Drug Act, $157,773. Indians and Eskimos health services- 263. Operation and maintenance, $13,567,830. 264. Construction or acquisition of buildings, works, land and new equipment, $1,130,700. 265. Special technical services, $432,281. 266. Health insurance studies and administration of the general health grants, $86,694. General health grants- 267. To authorize and provide for general health grants to the provinces, the Northwest Territories and the Yukon Territory upon the terms and in the amounts detailed in the estimates and under terms and conditions approved by the governor in council including authority, notwithstanding section 30 of the Financial Administration Act, to make commitments for the current year not to exceed a total amount of $48,503,826, $30,000,000. Grants to health organizations- 268. Canadian mental health association, $10,000. 269. Health League of Canada, $10,000. 270. Canadian public health association, $5,000. 271. Canadian national institute for the blind, $45,000. 272. L'Association canadienne frangaise des aveugles, $6,000. 273. L'lnstitut Nazareth de Montreal, $4,050. 274. Montreal Association for the Blind, $4,050. 275. Canadian Tuberculosis Association, $20,250. 276. Victorian Order of Nurses, $13,100. 277. St. John Ambulance Association, $10,000. 278. Canadian Red Cross, $10,000. 279. Canadian Paraplegic Association, $15,000. Welfare branch- 280. Welfare branch administration, $32,785. Family allowances and old age security- 281. Administration, $2,494,548. National health branch - Health services- 678. Sick mariners treatment services-further amount required, $100,000. Laboratory of hygiene- 679. Construction or acquisition of buildings, works, land and new equipment-further amount required, $300,000. Indians and Eskimos health services- 680. Operation and maintenance-further amount required, $800,000. 681. Construction or acquisition of buildings, works, land and new equipment-further amount required, $86,000. 682. Special technical services-further amount required, $30,000.
Saturday, May 9, 1953