Hon. J. W. Monleith (Minister of National Health and Welfare):
I should like to thank the hon. member for giving me notice of his intention to ask this question. I am unable to determine exactly whether the overpayment referred to is being recovered from current old age assistance or old age security payments. This makes a considerable difference, since in the former case it is the province which effects the recovery, while in the latter case it is the federal authority. If the hon. member will give me the details of the case or cases he has in mind I shall be glad to look into them and let him have a reply as soon as possible.