I might also assure him that the orders in council to which I referred have now been executed. I think I need say no more at the present time, Mr. Speaker, except that I appreciate the consideration which hon. members on all sides of the House have given this bill. I hope it moves along as quickly as possible. It is restricted to a very small section of the assistance towards veterans and in no way whatsoever impairs the right of this House, of members of the House or of the veterans' organizations themselves to continue to press us for an increase in the
Pension Act and Other Acts
basic rates. As a matter of fact, we have received some representations on this already and my officers have done some work to give indicated costs to us of a variety of increases that might be made possible, of course always subject to the resources that the government has at the time. Again I thank hon. members who have participated in this debate.
Topic: GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic: PENSION ACT. WAR VETERANS ALLOWANCE ACT AND OTHER ACTS AMENDMENT TO PROVIDE FOR ANNUAL ADJUSTMENT OF PENSIONS AND ALLOWANCES