March 13, 1956

COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE

EXTERNAL AFFAIRS


Mr. Maurice Boisvert (Nicolel-Yamaska) presented the first report of the standing committee on external affairs, and moved that the report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.



Mr. H. B. McCulloch (Pictou) presented the first report of the standing committee on railways, canals and telegraph lines, and moved that the report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


THE BUDGET

ANNOUNCEMENT OF PRESENTATION ON TUESDAY, MARCH 20

LIB

Walter Edward Harris (Minister of Finance and Receiver General; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. W. E. Harris (Minister of Finance):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to give notice that it is my intention, subject to the usual reservations, to place the budgetary motion before the house one week from tonight.

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF PRESENTATION ON TUESDAY, MARCH 20
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EXTERNAL AFFAIRS


25-pounder shells On the orders of the day:


LIB

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

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, on Thursday last as a supplementary question in connection with an answer I gave to the Leader of the Opposition about 25-pounder shells for export to Israel, as reported at page 1916 of Hansard the hon. member for Eglinton (Mr. Fleming) asked me this question:

Would the Prime Minister give the date of the decision not to approve the issue of the permit by treasury board?

I told him I did not have that date in mind but that I could secure it for the hon. member. I was not here when the orders of the day were called on Friday and the hon. gentleman was not in his seat when they were called yesterday. I now have the date.

It was January 13, 1956. It was a decision by treasury board not to approve the application it had before it at that time, but suggesting that it be considered by the cabinet as a whole.

On the orders of the day:

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   ISRAEL-APPLICATION FOR EXPORT OF
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PC

George Randolph Pearkes

Progressive Conservative

Mr. G. R. Pearkes (Esquimall-Saanich):

should like to direct a question to the Prime Minister arising out of the statement he just made. Has any decision been reached as yet as to whether the 25-pounder shells will be sent to Israel?

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   ISRAEL-APPLICATION FOR EXPORT OF
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Sf. Laurent (Quebec East):

No, Mr. Speaker, no decision has yet been reached. The matter has been considered very carefully and is still being considered. I hope a decision will be made at an early date.

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   ISRAEL-APPLICATION FOR EXPORT OF
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On the orders of the day:


CCF

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

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

Mr. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

Mr. Speaker, may I direct a question to the Secretary of State for External Affairs. Is there any information the minister can give the house concerning the report in today's press that some progress is being made toward agreement on disarmament?

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   REPORTED PROGRESS TOWARD AGREEMENT ON DISARMAMENT
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. L. B. Pearson (Secretary of Stale for External Affairs):

I think all I can usefully say at this time is that the subcommittee of the United Nations on disarmament is beginning its meeting in London this week. Pending those discussions, I do not think it would be appropriate for me to make a report. The Canadian government will be represented at the meeting by the High Commissioner for Canada in the United Kingdom, together with advisers from the Department of External Affairs. The government has given a great deal of thought and preparation to the stand it will take at the meetings of this subcommittee, and it is hoped that as a result of the meeting some progress can be made in this vitally important matter.

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   REPORTED PROGRESS TOWARD AGREEMENT ON DISARMAMENT
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UNITED NATIONS

INCREASED AID TO UNDERDEVELOPED COUNTRIES


On the orders of the day:


PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. G. Diefenbaker (Prince Albert):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to direct a question to the Secretary of State for External Affairs arising

Inquiries of the Ministry out of his speech last evening in Toronto respecting the need of extending aid and assistance, technological and otherwise, to underdeveloped countries. Has he in mind increasing the amount of the increase as forecast for this year in the speech from the throne under the Colombo plan and extending assistance along the lines indicated as necessary by himself last night having regard to the new Russian attitude?

Topic:   UNITED NATIONS
Subtopic:   INCREASED AID TO UNDERDEVELOPED COUNTRIES
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. L. B. Pearson (Secretary of State for External Affairs):

Mr. Speaker, it is already known that the Canadian government will recommend to parliament an extension of our aid under the Colombo plan by an amount that has already been made public. That I think is sufficient evidence that we recognize the need for the extension of this type of assistance.

Topic:   UNITED NATIONS
Subtopic:   INCREASED AID TO UNDERDEVELOPED COUNTRIES
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March 13, 1956