March 16, 1954 (22nd Parliament, 1st Session)

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William Moore Benidickson (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal Labour

Mr. Benidickson:

I would say it would not be the intention to do that on every occasion. It may be that the matter in question could be provided for through an item parliament had already voted, in other words

a general item. But sometimes there fall short in the case of a rather extraordinary disaster. It is drawn to our attention that this might be very deleterious to the government service if it was necessary to wait for twelve months for parliamentary approval, and the contingency votes or some other allowances in the normal votes of the department did not provide an opportunity to replace the property that had been destroyed by fire.

Topic:   CONSOLIDATED REVENUE FUND
Subtopic:   ESTABLISHMENT OF ACCOUNT FOR REPLACEMENT OF GOVERNMENT PROPERTY
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