Has the United Nations organization asked Canada to provide personnel for an administrative force in Dutch New Guinea and, if so, what were the details of the request, and what was the nature of the government's reply?
Answer by: Mr. Green:
The United Nations has not asked Canada for assistance of a purely administrative nature for the United Nations temporary executive authority in West New Guinea, but a request was made for both military and technical assistance in support of the United Nations administration. On August 16, 1962, the acting secretary general asked Canada to provide:
(a) an air adviser of wing commander rank to serve at United Nations security force headquarters;
(b) two amphibious Otter aircraft with air and ground crews and spare parts.
Canada acceded to the request in full and all personnel and equipment required arrived in West New Guinea on September 2. All costs except regular monthly salaries will be borne by the United Nations, and both personnel and equipment are expected to return to Canada on or shortly after May 1, 1963.
On September 27, 1962, the United Nations Organization asked Canada to provide a diesel engineer for duty in West New Guinea. This request is being sympathetically considered.
'skilled workers from west indies
Question No. 12-Mr. Herridge:
1. Has the Department of Citizenship and Immigration sent a team or teams to the West Indies to encourage the immigration to Canada of skilled West Indians under the new regulations and, if so. have any protests or communications been received from West Indian governments criticizing the new immigration regulations and the activities of the immigration teams on the grounds that they tend to attract to Canada skilled workers which the West Indies can ill afford to lose, and what answers, if any, have been made by the government?
2. Is it planned to send further teams?
Subtopic: DUTCH NEW GUINEA
Sub-subtopic: CANADIAN ADMINISTRA- TIVE FORCE