January 7, 1958

INQUIRY AS TO MEETING OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles

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

Mr. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

Mr. Speaker, may I direct a question to the hon. member for Middlesex East in his capacity as chairman of the standing committee on external affairs. Can he say when that committee will meet again in order to hear statements by Hon. Ray Lawson and Mr. Zeckendorf, as decided at the last meeting of the committee?

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO MEETING OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
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PC

Harry Oliver White

Progressive Conservative

Mr. H. O. White (Middlesex East):

Mr. Speaker, I am not a member of the government or the cabinet.

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Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO MEETING OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
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CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles

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

Mr. Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

On

previous occasions when we have asked questions about committees and have addressed our questions to members of the cabinet, we have been referred by the cabinet to the chairman of the committee in question. That is the reason I addressed my question properly to the chairman of the committee.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO MEETING OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
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PC

Donald Methuen Fleming (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming:

Not on orders of the day.

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Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO MEETING OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

I do not know whether or not any hon. member wishes to address himself to this question, but it seems to me that arrangements of the house are discussed before orders of the day when questions are being asked. While it is an arrangement with respect to a committee, I think it is probably a matter that could be inquired into in the house. If the chairman can give any information he might do so.

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO MEETING OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
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PC

Harry Oliver White

Progressive Conservative

Mr. White (Middlesex East):

Mr. Speaker, correspondence is going on in an endeavour to arrange dates that are mutually agreeable. We hope the end of next week will be the probable date, but it is not definitely set yet. [Later:]

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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Before the orders of the day are called may I say this with reference to my previous statement about the inquiry of the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre as to the meeting of the committee. Rule 39 reads in part as follows:

39. (1) Questions may be placed on the order paper seeking information from ministers of the crown relating to public affairs; and from other members, relating to any bill, motion, or other public matter connected with the business of the house-

I am not sure whether that would extend to the question that was asked, but I shall look into the matter against a future occasion when the same point may arise.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO MEETING OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
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On the orders of the day:


CCF

Edward George McCullough

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

Mr. E. G. McCullough (Moose Mountain):

In the absence of the Minister of Agriculture I should like to address a question to the Prime Minister. In view of the fact that officials of farm organizations are presently in the city, and reports indicate that more representations of farm organizations will be in during the coming week, will the minister instruct that the committee on agriculture and colonization be called into session so the various farm organizations may make representations to that committee concerning agricultural problems.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO MEETING OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR MEETING OF AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE
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PC

John George Diefenbaker (Prime Minister)

Progressive Conservative

Right Hon. J. G. Diefenbaker (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, I have no power whatever to call the committee. However, I will look into the implications incident to the question, and if in my opinion consideration should be given to the request, I will give it that consideration which it deserves.

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Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO MEETING OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR MEETING OF AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE
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AIR TRANSPORT

PROVISION FOR FLIGHT ENGINEERS ON NEW JET TRANSPORTS


On the orders of the day:


LIB

James Allen (Jim) Byrne

Liberal

Mr. J. A. Byrne (Kootenay East):

Mr. Speaker, I would like to direct a question to the Minister of Transport. Has the minister received a brief from the Canada chapter of the flight engineers' international association which states that of the 300 commercial jet transports of the DC-8 type already ordered by the air lines of the world, the Trans-Canada Air Lines cockpit design indicates that it will be the only air line

in the world planning to operate these 144 passenger planes without the services of a flight engineer?

If so, would the minister look into the matter to determine whether or not any public safety factor is being overlooked?

Topic:   AIR TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR FLIGHT ENGINEERS ON NEW JET TRANSPORTS
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George Harris Hees (Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. George H. Hees (Minister of Transport):

Mr. Speaker, I have not received any such document, but I will certainly look into the matter.

Topic:   AIR TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR FLIGHT ENGINEERS ON NEW JET TRANSPORTS
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CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles

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

Mr. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

May I direct a question to the Minister of Transport supplementary to the question asked him by the member for Kootenay East. Is the minister not in a position to make a statement to the house concerning the meeting which was supposed to have been held yesterday between the flight engineers' international association and the air services branch of the department with respect to the crew complement of the new DC-8 jet aircraft?

Topic:   AIR TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR FLIGHT ENGINEERS ON NEW JET TRANSPORTS
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PC

George Harris Hees (Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hees:

No, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   AIR TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR FLIGHT ENGINEERS ON NEW JET TRANSPORTS
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CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles

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

Mr. Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

Will the minister look into the matter and make a statement tomorrow?

Topic:   AIR TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR FLIGHT ENGINEERS ON NEW JET TRANSPORTS
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January 7, 1958