Hon. Donald M. Fleming (Minister of Finance):
Mr. Speaker, may I make a statement to the house concerning some of the financial matters with which the government has had to deal since February 1, and indicate to the house how it is proposed that those matters be treated in the house from this time forward.
Since dissolution on February 1, three special warrants pursuant to section 28 of the Financial Administration Act have been issued. One of these was for the balance of the fiscal year 1957-58. It is No. 1958/222, dated February 7, 1958, and was for the sum of $544,290,332.32. It was published in the Canada Gazette, part I, page 558 of February 15, 1958. The second and third warrants were in respect of the fiscal year 1958-59. The first of these warrants is P.C. 1958/492, dated April 9, 1958, for the sum of $203,368,605. It was published in the Canada Gazette, part I, of April 19, at page 1416. The third warrant is No. 1958/641 and is dated May 1. It is in the sum of $107,191,590. It was published in the Canada Gazette, part I, May 10, at page 1705. The schedules to the warrants as published in the Canada Gazette show the amounts involved by items in the relevant estimates.
The statement required by section 28 of the Financial Administration Act I have today deposited with the Clerk of the house in accordance with order No. 40 of the standing orders of the house.
Subtopic: STATEMENT BY MINISTER RESPECTING SPECIAL WARRANTS