March 18, 1953 (21st Parliament, 7th Session)

PC

Mr. Harkness:

Progressive Conservative

1. Who constructed the Department of National Defence sawmill which was erected in the Petawawa military camp area in 1949, and what was the cost?
2. If it was constructed by contract, who was the contractor and was the contract let by tender?
3. What was the estimated value of the tank engine which was installed as the source of power for this sawmill?
4. If the mill was constructed by the army works services or any other military unit, to what vote was the cost charged?
5. What unit of the Department of National Defence operated this sawmill?
6. If it was not operated by a unit of the Department of National Defence, by whom was it operated and under what conditions?
7. How many logs, board measure, were cut for the use of this sawmill, exclusive of the 500,000 ft., board measure, declared surplus?
8. Of the 500,000 feet, board measure, of logs cut in the logging season 1951-52, what proportion was jack pine and what proportion was white pine, and what was the average butt diameter of these logs?
9. What was the estimated value per thousand of (a) jack pine logs; (b) white pine logs?
10. How many cords of slabs were on hand at this mill when it was declared surplus on July 25, 1952, and what was the estimated value of these slabs?

Questions
11. What disposal was made ol these slabs?
12. What was the total amount of lumber, board measure, produced at this mill whilst it was operated by, or for, the Department of National Defence, and what was its estimated value?
13. What was the cost to the Department of National Defence of the logging operations carried an in each of the logging seasons, 1949 to 1950, 1950 to 1951, 1951 to 1952?
14. Was any logging carried on by the Department of National Defence in the logging season 1952 to 1953? '
15. If so, what was the amount of logs, board measure, cut; what was the cost of the operation and what disposal has been made of the logs?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
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