November 29, 1957

PC

Howard Charles Green (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Progressive Conservative Party House Leader)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

I think in the order in which I called them but I cannot be sure with regard to the last four resolutions to which I referred.

On Wednesday we propose to move to go into interim supply and then carry on to finish off those items to which I referred earlier. On Thursday we propose to take estimates commencing with the estimates of the Department of National Defence.

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CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

Mr. Speaker, perhaps I might be permitted to say a word in view of the line-up of business for next week which has been announced by the house leader. I think it is appropriate for me to say that through the usual channels there have been negotiations about the business of the house and as the house leader knows there is a definite change in this lineup for next week from what I thought we had agreed to. I refer in particular to the announcement for Tuesday. I thought it had been understood that next week and the week after, like the week we have just had, would be marked by private members' day on Monday and a supply motion on Tuesday. Now if the government has decided not to move a supply motion on Tuesday as wa! planned and if it is not made up in some other way later on, we may have to reconsider our position as to the basis of agreement on which we have been trying to work.

I do not make any definitive statement to the minister just now but I thought it should be clear that this does represent a change, as the minister knows, and we may have to give further consideration to our attitude toward the plans for the business of the house in the weeks that lie ahead.

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PC

Howard Charles Green (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Progressive Conservative Party House Leader)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

There has been this difficulty arise in connection with next week, that we must get interim supply, and I did not want to be put in the position that we would spend Tuesday on a supply motion and then on Wednesday ask for interim supply with the result that none of these legislative measures to which I have referred could be considered next week.

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CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

Mr. Speaker, I think it should be kept clear that there is a difference between a supply motion such as we counted on for Tuesday and interim supply. None of us of course can speak for the entire house but I doubt very much whether there will be any extended debate-perhaps there will be no debate at all-on the motion for interim supply. As a matter of fact there will not be a motion to go into committee for interim supply; that is done without the question put; but the other matter, the supply motion, is one of the rights spelled out in the rules of this house. We are entitled to six of these motions in a session of parliament and the debate is to consist of two days on each of those six motions. We have already agreed to cut down the number from six to something less. We have already agreed to take only one day rather than two for some of those motions. We are a bit concerned at unilateral changes that seem to detract still further from our rights in this session.

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PC

Howard Charles Green (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Progressive Conservative Party House Leader)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

Well, Mr. Speaker, I think there has been very good co-operation between the parties thus far.

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CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles (Winnipeg Norih Centre):

That is right, Mr. Speaker, and we would like to keep it that way.

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PC

Howard Charles Green (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Progressive Conservative Party House Leader)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

I am sure that will continue for the rest of the session.

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LIB

Louis Stephen St-Laurent (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. St. Laurent (Quebec East):

I think that for this group we would be very anxious to have the resolution that is No. 9 on today's order paper considered and the bill that will follow it made available for consideration at an early date. I think that would probably also suit the convenience of hon. members of other groups because there have been requests or suggestions from them with respect to this bill that is to be provided for by the resolution that is No. 9 on the order paper of today.

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CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles (Winnipeg Norih Cenire):

Mr. Speaker, what the Leader of the Opposition says is quite correct and if the house leader in proposing the legislation for Tuesday had suggested that order No. 9 would come first rather than seventh the remarks I have just made might have been a little different.

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PC

Howard Charles Green (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Progressive Conservative Party House Leader)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

I think the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre must still leave us the responsibility of deciding in what order we will call government business.

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CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

As

the house leader has said there has been a

Business of the House

high degree of co-operation and agreement among the parties as to the order of business and I hope we can keep it that way.

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It being twelve minutes after six o'clock the house adjourned, without question put, pursuant to standing order.



Questions


ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS


The following answers, deposited with the Clerk of the house, are printed in the official report of debates pursuant to standing order 39:


HUNGARIAN REFUGEES-ONTARIO AGREEMENT

LIB

Mr. Pickersgill

Liberal

1. Has any settlement been reached with the government of Ontario regarding the financing of Hungarian refugees?

2. If so, what is the basis of such settlement and how does it compare with the agreement with the government of Saskatchewan?

3. If not, have there been any discussions with the government of Ontario since June 21, 1957, looking toward such a settlement?

Answer by: Hon. E. D. Fulton (Acting Minister of Citizenship and Immigration):

1. No.

2. See answer to question No. 1.

3. Yes.

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WHEAT DELIVERIES TO U.S.S.R.

LIB

Mr. Tucker

Liberal

1. How much wheat has been taken delivery of by the U.S.S.R. since the trade agreement made between Canada and the U.S.S.R.?

2. How much was taken in each year since the signing of said agreement by the U.S.S.R.?

Answer by: Hon. Gordon Churchill (Minister of Trade and Commerce):

1. The total exported to the U.S.S.R. up to and including November 21, 1957, is 16,805,886 bushels.

2. Under the terms of the agreement, the U.S.S.R. undertook to purchase from Canada

between 1,200,000 and 1,500,000 metric tons of wheat in annual amounts between 400,000 and 500,000 metric tons. The first year of the agreement commenced on February 29, 1956, the second year on February 28, 1957 and the third year of the agreement will commence on February 28, 1958. During the first year of the agreement, U.S.S.R. took delivery from Canada of 14,790,447 bushels (402,530.0 metric tons). During the second year of the agreement U.S.S.R. has taken delivery to date of 2,015,439 bushels (54,851.2 metric tons).

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FEDERAL BUILDING, THETFORD MINES, QUE.

November 29, 1957