Mr. Speaker, with respect to the business for tomorrow, may I say that the house leader has always been generous with the opposition, but is there any possibility that the Prime Minister may intervene again tomorrow and upset the arrangements?
1. Did the Department of Agriculture ever make an advance to the Russwood ranch in cash for the purchase or supply of livestock to same?
2. If so: (a) what were the conditions of the advances, and has any financial return been made to the government? (b) under what act of parliament were such advances in cash or livestock provided by the government? (c) has any statement of the assets and liabilities of the Russwood ranch ever been presented to a government department? (d) what are the names and addresses of the owners or stock holders of the holding known as the Russwood ranch?
Answer by: Hon. Alvin Hamilton (Minister of Agriculture):
2. Not applicable.
Friday, May 26, 1961
Topic: RUSSWOOD RANCH
Subtopic: ADVANCES ON LIVESTOCK