March 29, 1954

DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS


A-Department and missions abroad- 556. To provide for official hospitality-further amount required, $4,000. B-General- Terminable services- 557. Contribution to the United Nations relief and works agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East, $500,000. 558. To provide for aid to Greece for reconstruction and rehabilitation following earthquakes In the Ionian islands, $500,000.



Supply 559. To provide for a gift of wheat as a contribution to famine relief for Pakistan, $5,000,000. 560. To provide for a gift of food as a contribution to flood relief for Japan, $50,000.



General administration- 561. Departmental administration - further amount required, $5,800. 562. Comptroller of the treasury-central office and branch offices administration-further amount required, $220,000. Administration of various acts and costs of special functions- 563. Superannuation and retirement acts, administration-further amount required, $132,404. 564. To authorize and provide for adjustment payments in respect of subsidies previously paid and administrative expenses incurred by: (a) Commodity Prices Stabilization Corporation Limited, and (b) the Minister of Finance on behalf of Her Majesty, pursuant to the agreement entered into between the said corporation and Her Majesty on the 25th day of June, 1953, under the authority of order in council P.C. 1953-868 dated the 1st day of June, 1953, $310,000. Payments to municipalities- 565. Grants to municipalities in lieu of taxes on federal property-to provide for payments to municipalities in accordance with the Municipal Grants Act, and the rural municipal grants regulations established by order in council of August 6, 1952, P.C. 3729; and to provide for payments to municipalities under order in council of July 19, 1950, P.C. 3456, in respect of the cost of medical and hospital services and supplies furnished to federal employees and other persons specified therein-further amount required including authority to regard the admiralty properties in the city of St. John's, Newfoundland, as federal property notwithstanding that formal transfer of administration has not been completed, $343,783. Contingencies and miscellaneous- 566. To authorize the write-off to the consolidated deficit account of costs incurred in 1951 in engraving blank bonds in anticipation of a loan which did not materialize, $11,200. 567. To authorize the write-off from non-active assets to the consolidated deficit account of the net trading loss in the securities investment account incurred prior to April 1, 1952 ($40,072.79), $1. General items of payroll costs including superannuation payments- 568. Government contribution to the superannuation account in respect of additional liability consequent upon the salary increases effective December 1, 1953, $38,000,000.



Special- 569. Amount required to recoup the fisheries prices support account to cover net operating loss of the fisheries prices support board during the fiscal year 1952-53, $36,526.



A-Department- 570. Combines Investigation Act-Office for investigation and research-further amount required, $65,000. General- 571. Expenses of committee appointed to advise on principles and procedures relating to remission service, $1,000.



A-Department-* General administration- 572. Labour Gazette, authorized by Labour Department Act-further amount required, $20,000. B-Unemployment Insurance Act, 1940- 573. Administration-further amount required, $571,625.



The Senate- 574. To provide, notwithstanding anything contained in the Senate and House of Commons Act, for the payment of indemnity relating to the first session of the twenty-second parliament, 1953-54, to members of the Senate for days lost through absence caused by public or official business, by illness, or on account of death. Payments to be made as the treasury board may direct, $10,000. 575. To provide, notwithstanding anything contained in the Senate and House of Commons Act, for the payment to each member of the Senate who attended the first part of the first session of the twenty-second parliament which commenced on November 12, 1953, and ended on December 16, 1953, of an amount representing the actual transportation and living expenses of such member while on the journey between Ottawa and his place of residence after the Christmas adjournment of parliament on December 16, 1953, and on the return journey from his place of residence to Ottawa at the end of the recess which commenced on that date or at any other one time during that session, $5,500. House of Commons- 576. To provide, notwithstanding anything contained in the Senate and House of Commons Act, for the payment of indemnity relating to the seventh session of the twenty-first parliament and for the first session of the twenty-second parliament, 1953-54, to the members of the House of Commons for days lost through absence caused by public or official business, by illness, or on account of death. Payments to be made on the recommendation of the board of internal economy and as treasury board may direct. Each such payment to be deemed, for the purposes of the Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances Act, to be part of the sessional indemnity of the member for the session in respect of which he received it- further amount required, $10,000. 577. To provide, notwithstanding anything contained in the Senate and House of Commons Act, for the payment to each member of the House of Commons, who attended the first part of the first session of the twenty-second parliament which commenced on November 12, 1953, and ended on December 16, 1953, of an amount representing the actual transportation and living expenses of such member while on the journey between Ottawa and his place of residence after the Christmas adjournment of parliament on December 16, 1953, and on the return journey from his place of residence to Ottawa at the end of the recess which commenced on that date or at any other one time during that session, $20,000. 578. To authorize payment, during the present and subsequent fiscal years out of the unappropriated monies in the consolidated revenue fund, to members of the House of Commons for the Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories, in respect of actual transportation expenses incurred by each such member for one journey for dependent members of his family from his place of residence to the most convenient railway point, and return, for each session of parliament (commencing with the first session, twenty-second parliament) attended by him, the estimated amount required for 1953-54 being $1,000. 579. General administration-estimates of the Clerk -further amount required, $213,500. 580. Estimates of the Sergeant-at-Arms-further amount required, $6,000.



A-Department- Geological Survey of Canada- Geological surveys- 581. Construction or acquisition of new equipment -further amount required, $18,600. B-Dominion coal board- 582. Payments in connection with the movements of coal under conditions prescribed by the governor in council-further amount required, $2,370,700.



Pensions and other benefits- 583. To authorize in respect of members of the Royal Canadian Air Force on leave without pay and serving as instructors with civilian training organizations operating under the British commonwealth air training plan who were killed, payment to their dependents of amounts equal to the amounts such dependents would have received under the Pension Act. as amended, had such service as instructors been military service in the armed forces of Canada, less the value of any benefits received by such dependents under insurance contracts which were effected on the lives of such members of the Royal Canadian Air Force by or at the expense of the civilian organizations -further amount required, $2,640.



Welfare branch- 584. Grant to British Empire and Commonwealth Games Association of Canada to assist in defraying expenses of the Canadian team, $10,000.



585. Salaries and other expenses-further amount required including authority for additional expenditures from revenues derived from publications, laboratory fees, plant engineering, shop work and the conduct of its operations generally, $1.



Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (research program) - 586. Current operation and maintenance-further amount required, $265,000.



Customs and excise divisions- 587. Inspection, investigation and audit services -further amount required, $27,000. Ports, outports and preventive stations- 588. Operation and maintenance-further amount required, $303,000. Supply



(Formerly Resources and Development) Northern administration and lands branch- Northern administration division- Northwest territories, including Wood Buffalo park and Eskimo affairs- 589. Construction or acquisition of buildings, works, land and new equipment-further amount required, $2,500. Yukon Territory, including forest conservation- 590. To provide for a special grant to the government of the Yukon Territory to help defray the costs of the severe poliomyelitis outbreak in 1953, $43,282. Forestry branch- 591. Branch administration-further amount required, $7,000. Forestry operations division- 592. To provide for contributions to the provinces for assistance in forest inventory and reforestation in accordance with agreements that have been or may be entered into by Canada and the provinces-further amount required, $100,000.



593. Operations - further amount required,



Federal district commission- 594. To provide for maintenance and improvement of grounds adjoining government buildings at Ottawa-further amount required, $44,260.



595. Distribution of official documents-further amount required, $5,385.



Architectural branch- 596. Maintenance and operation of public buildings and grounds, other than at Ottawa, including repairs and upkeep, rents, furnishings, heating, etc.-further amount required, $270,000. Acquisition, construction and improvements of public buildings- Construction, acquisition, major repairs and improvements of, and plans and sites for, public buildings listed in the details of the estimates, provided that treasury board may increase or decrease the amount within the vote to be expended on individual listed projects-further amounts required- 597. Quebec ($420, less the amount, of $419 available from savings in other listed projects detailed in previous estimates for 1953-54 for this province) , $1. 598. Yukon and Northwest Territories, $100,000. Engineering branch- Graving docks- 599. Prince Rupert dry dock and shipyard and appurtenant works-additional amount in excess of the sum of $110,000 already authorized by vote 343 of the Appropriation Act No. 3, 1953, for the payment of operating losses and essential repairs, all such payments to be made in respect of operations during the calendar year 1953-further amount required, $103,324.



Supply Acquisition, construction and improvements of harbour and river works- Construction, acquisition, major repairs and improvements of, and plans and sites for, harbour and river works listed in the details of the estimates, provided that treasury board may increase or decrease the amount within the vote to be expended upon individual listed projects-further amount required- 600. Quebec ($17,000, less the amount of $16,999 available from savings in other listed projects detailed in previous estimates for 1953-54 for this province), $1. General- 601. To provide for the expenses incurred by Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation in constructing and supervising construction of married quarters, schools and related services on behalf of the Department of National Defence (formerly under Department of Resources and Development) -further amount required, $130,000.


March 29, 1954