June 4, 1954

PC

James MacKerras Macdonnell

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Macdonnell:

Mr. Chairman, I apologize for interrupting the minister but my understanding is that there are still one or two statements to be given. There is one that the Leader of the Opposition asked for. After all it is ten o'clock and I do not see any reason at all why we should be sitting here indefinitely. If it were only a question of two or three minutes, that would be another matter.

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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. McCann:

That suits me all right. I am not breaking any agreement.

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PC

James MacKerras Macdonnell

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Macdonnell:

Just a minute. I want to know what the minister means by that. If he is suggesting-

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LIB

Edward Turney Applewhaite (Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole)

Liberal

The Deputy Chairman:

Order.

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CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

Mr. Knowles:

This is where we started.

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PC

James MacKerras Macdonnell

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Macdonnell:

Mr. Chairman, if that remark was directed at me, may I ask that the minister withdraw it?

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Some hon. Members:

Ten o'clock.

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LIB

Edward Turney Applewhaite (Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole)

Liberal

The Deputy Chairman:

Order. I was under the impression that the committee had given unanimous consent to the minister to continue. However it is more than possible that in the chorus of yeas and nays I may not have heard those who were opposed. Therefore if there was any idea that there was unanimous consent, the idea was mine. It being ten o'clock, shall I report the resolution and ask leave to sit again?

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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Item stands.

Progress reported.

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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

LIB

Walter Edward Harris (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Harris moved

the adjournment of the house.

He said: Mr. Speaker, on Monday we shall take first a resolution which is not yet on the

Business of the House

order paper with respect to the Canadian armed forces. There will be two stages to this resolution, namely the signification of His Excellency's consent and recommendation and then the resolution stage itself. As I understand it, that has been agreed upon in the veterans affairs committee. Then we shall take consideration of the amendment to the bill which came back from the other place with respect to inventions of public servants. I understand this is only a matter of some technical changes in the French version of the bill. Then we shall take the National Harbours Board Act, the Veterans Land Act, the Excise Tax Act, the Excise Act, the Customs Tariff, Income Tax Act and Canadian National Railways. If we complete that business we plan to proceed with disability allowances. We shall take that debate until we reach second reading but not continue with the committee stage. If we still have time we shall take supply beginning with national revenue, followed by fisheries, mines and technical surveys, legislation and privy council.

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Howard Charles Green

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

I wish to raise one point. It was my understanding that the Veterans Land

Act would be taken before the National Harbours Board Act.

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Walter Edward Harris (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Harris:

I am sorry if I read the items in the wrong order. They will be changed as the hon. member suggests.

Motion agreed to and the house adjourned at 10.10 p.m.

[The following items were passed in committee of supply]:

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DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL REVENUE


Customs and excise divisions- 295. General administration (including the former customs excise seizure expenses and adjustments) , $2,822,515. 296. Inspection, investigation and audit services, $3,376,797. Ports, outports and preventive stations- 297. Operation and maintenance, $22,553,155. 298. Construction or acquisition of buildings, works, land and new equipment, $1,050,000. Customs and excise divisions- Ports, outports and preventive stations- 691. Operation and maintenance-further amount required, $703,710. 55S9



Monday, June 7, 1954


June 4, 1954