Hon. Milton F. Gregg (Minister of Veterans Affairs):
I thank the hon. member for giving me notice of this question, and my statement will answer the question of today as well as the previous one to which he has referred.
Recently the executive of the national council of student veterans came to Ottawa and presented a brief which contained a number of recommendations. I have replied to this brief, and have attempted to cover all the points raised by the council, one of which was a suggestion that the government authorize an increase in the basic rate of the monthly training allowance. I have stated in my reply to the council that it is not the intention of the government to authorize any further increase at this time.
Subtopic: REPRESENTATIONS OF NATIONAL COUNCIL OF STUDENT VETERANS