Rupert Wilson WIGMORE

WIGMORE, The Hon. Rupert Wilson, P.C., C.E.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
St. John--Albert (New Brunswick)
Birth Date
May 10, 1873
Deceased Date
April 3, 1939
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rupert_Wilson_Wigmore
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=826badd5-ccc7-4861-aa6b-bc8bccd800d3&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
civil engineer

Parliamentary Career

December 17, 1917 - September 19, 1920
UNION
  St. John--Albert (New Brunswick)
  • Minister of Customs and Inland Revenue (July 13, 1920 - June 3, 1921)
September 20, 1920 - October 4, 1921
CON
  St. John--Albert (New Brunswick)
  • Minister of Customs and Inland Revenue (July 13, 1920 - June 3, 1921)
  • Minister of Customs and Excise (June 4, 1921 - September 20, 1921)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 52)


June 2, 1921

Mr. WIGMORE:

If he has been carrying on a broker's business without any complaint at all, and there is nothing against him, of course a license will be given him.

Topic:   REVISED EDITION. COMMONS
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May 30, 1921

Mr. WIGMORE:

Under the classification these men receive certain statutory increases. That classification, of course, is prepared by the Civil Service Commission.

I am surprised to hear the hon. member say that members on this side have received or do receive more consideration at the hands of the department than members on the other side. I want to say right here that it has been my great pleasure to take up hundreds of cases having to do with matters pertaining to my department and in which hon. gentlemen opposite were interested. The latch-string is always out so far as the obtaining of information is concerned, whether it is desired by hon. gentlemen on this side or hon. gentlemen on the other side. It is a real pleasure for me to give any information I can, irrespective of where the hon. gentleman sits who desires the information.

Topic:   SUPPLY-BERRY AND CURRANT BOXES
Subtopic:   REVISED EDITION. COMMONS
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May 30, 1921

Mr. WIGMORE:

Yes, they were. If the expenditures for nine months of the year amounted to $3,699,972 31 for customs alone, the other three months would bring the total up, figuring on the same basis, to $4,933,296. Then adding the inland revenue figures it would augment the total to the amount that is asked for, namely, over $6,000,000.

Topic:   SUPPLY-BERRY AND CURRANT BOXES
Subtopic:   REVISED EDITION. COMMONS
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May 30, 1921

Mr. WIGMORE:

This item is "Salaries

and travelling expenses of Inspectors of Ports and of other officers on Inspection and Preventive Service, including salaries and expenses in connection with the Board of Customs", the vote for which in 192021 was $543,575, made up as follows:-

Customs $500,000

Excise 43,575

The $43,575 for Excise was made up of the following items, viz:-

Salaries of inspectors and to provide

for increases $32,575

Travelling expenses, etc., for inspectors. 11,000

The Estimate for the fiscal year 1921-22 shows an increase of $77,805, of which amount $54,497 represents salary arrears for 1920-21 due to reclassification, leaving $23,308 covering an increase for the fiscal year 1921-22.

This latter amount is made up of the following items, viz:-

Statutory increases $13,780

Amount to provide for increased cost of travelling expenses and for employees relieving regular officers on sick leave with pay, and for promotions, etc.. 9,528

Item agreed to.

To provide for expenses of maintenance of revenue cruisers and for preventive service, $238,000.

Topic:   SUPPLY-BERRY AND CURRANT BOXES
Subtopic:   REVISED EDITION. COMMONS
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May 30, 1921

Mr. WIGMORE:

I think that after this year there will be a saving. All that we have done so far is to make retirements involved in the amalgamation of the two departments. The positions of Collector of Customs and Collector of Inland Revenue have been amalgamated and certain of these officers have been retired. As I have said, they will be paid retiring or superannuation allowance so that the immediate saving will not be very great. The salaries

and expenses of auditors, provided for under this item, will not be affected by reduction of staff.

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