May 28, 1958

URANIUM

NEGOTIATIONS FOR SALE TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Hon. L. B. Pearson (Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask a question of the Secretary of State for External Affairs, and since I have not had an opportunity of giving him notice perhaps he will take this as notice. I should like to ask him whether there are any negotiations under way with Japan or any other country concerning the sale of uranium and, if so, whether those negotiations are likely to be completed in the near future.

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PC

Sidney Earle Smith (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Sidney E. Smith (Secretary of State for External Affairs):

I take that question as notice, Mr. Speaker.

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TEXTILES-STEPS TAKEN TO PREVENT DUMPING


On the orders of the day:


PC

William Heward Grafftey

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Heward Grafftey (Brome-Missisquoi):

Mr. Speaker, I would like to direct a question to the Minister of National Revenue. Could the minister inform the house if during the past months his department has started to employ or train personnel who will be able to stop the unfair dumping practices which are seriously affecting the Canadian textile industry?

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PC

George Clyde Nowlan (Minister of National Revenue)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. George C. Nowlan (Minister of National Revenue):

Mr. Speaker, the hon. member was good enough to phone me and acquaint me with the general purport of his question; I did not have the wording of it before me. In general I could reply in the affirmative. The customs branch of the Department of National Revenue has authorized the employment of 40 more appraisers to deal specifically with appraisal work. These have been cleared with the civil service commission and appointments are being made as rapidly as possible. As these appraisers are appointed they will be going to various parts of Canada and exporting points where checks will be made on the value of goods exported to Canada.

In addition, instructions have been issued that in future there must be more detailed information given on an invoice, particularly covering textiles coming

into Canada, so the appraisers will be in a better position to deal with valuations in these matters. Instructions are now being issued that in connection with textiles there shall be attached to each invoice a sample of the material which is purported to be covered by that invoice so the appraisers can check the sample and deal with it in an effective way on a valuation basis. These roughly are the steps that are being taken in this matter up to the moment.

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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill:

A supplementary question, Mr. Speaker. Are any of these appraisers to be sent to the United Kingdom?

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PC

George Clyde Nowlan (Minister of National Revenue)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Nowlan:

I would suspect that appraisers will be sent wherever the department in its wisdom decides they are needed in order to perform their duties.

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MISSION TO UNITED KINGDOM

REQUEST FOR TABLING OF REPORT


On the orders of the day:


LIB

William Hector McMillan

Liberal

Mr. W. H. McMillan (Welland):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Trade and Commerce. On Thursday, May 22, I asked him about the cost of the buying mission to the United Kingdom and got a reply. I also asked if the report of that mission would be tabled. I thought the minister answered in the affirmative, but it does not appear in Hansard. Will the minister say whether this report will be tabled, and when we may expect it?

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PC

Gordon Minto Churchill (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Progressive Conservative

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

The report of the Canadian trade mission to the United Kingdom?

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LIB
PC

Gordon Minto Churchill (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Churchill:

I thought a copy had been tabled. I was also under the impression that the dollar-sterling council had mailed a copy of the report to each member of the House of Commons.

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?

Some hon. Members:

No.

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PC

Gordon Minto Churchill (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Churchill:

I will look into that matter immediately.

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May 28, 1958