April 16, 1924

CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-BRANCH LINES

LIB

Mr. LAVIGUEUR:

Liberal

1. What will be the cost of the construction of the new railway lines or branch lines to be voted by the House ?

2. What is the amount voted for the construction of proposed lines or branch lines in the province of Quebec ?

3. What is the total mileage of said proposed lines or branch lints for the whole Dominion, and also for the province of Quebec?

3. Total mileage-965 miles. Mileage for Quebec, 31 miles.

MEMBERS' STENOGRAPHERS Mr. SEGUIN:

![DOT] What is the total number of lady typewriters acting as secretary and in the employ of the Speaker and members of the House of Commons?

2. What is the name and salary of each, respectively?

3. How many have a knowledge of both languages?

4. Why is there a difference in their salaries?

5. Are the services of those having a knowledge of both languages better paid? If not, why?

8. Are there amongst them married women?

7. If so, are there any whose husbands are also in the employ of the government?

' 8. Are any of the mentioned employees absent and in receipt of salary? If so, what are their names?

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LIB

Right Hon. Mr. MACKENZIE KING: (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

1. Fifty-six, two of whom are typewriters and stenographers in the Speaker's office ir lieu of secretary, which office has not been filled for purposes of economy.

* 2. A. E. Anderson, $4; M. Anderson, $4; D. Barbes, $6; M. F. Berube, $4; H. Brankin, $4; M. Brennan, $3.50; C. L. Cameron. $4; G. Charron, $4; A. Christie, $4; B. Cook, $4;

A. Culross, $4; J. Dechamps, $4; M. R. Dickner, $4; J. Donaldson, $4; I. Fellows, $4;

B. H. Foster, $4; M. J. Gagnon, $4; M. E. Garceau, $4; G. Garrow, $4; O. Graham, $4; M. Gravelle, $4; E. Guerin. $6.50; F. Halliday, $4; Y. Kipp, $5; M. A. Lafond. $4; M. R. Laperriere, $4; K. Leaver, $4; E. Leclerc, $4;

J. Lefebvre, $4; M. Lefebvre, $3; B. Locke, $4; M. E. McEwan, $5; R. MeGuigan, $4;

J. McKinley, $3.50; N. MacBean, $4; M. H. Macdonald, $4; A. MacRitchie, $4; M. Mar-cotte, $4; I. Marriotte, $4; M. Miller, $4; R. Miller, $4; K. O'Connor, $4; A. Ouimet, $4; G. Quin, $4; B. Reynolds, $4; Y.' Robichaud, $3.50; G. Sharp, $4; A. Sinclair, $4; K. Soper, $3.50; D. Stewart, $4; M.' Sullivan, $4; J. K. Taylor, $4; C. Theobald, $4, M. G. Webster, $3.50; A. L. IVeilbrenner, $4; A. Wright, $4 per day.

3. Twenty.

4. Graded according to competence and nature of duties.

5. No: There is no such distinction in any of the governmental departments.

6. Three.

7. One.

8. One, who is absent through illness, Mrs. Barbes.

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LIB

Right Hon. Mr. MACKENZIE KING (for the Minister of Railways and Canals): (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

1. Approximate estimate of cost-$28 311300. '

2. No vote yet made.

CABINET MINISTERS' MOTOR CARS Mr. GRIMMER: .

1. What department furnishes drivers for cabinet ministers' motor cars?

2. To what account are their salaries charged?

3. To what account are repairs charged?

Unopposed Motions

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Right Hon. Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

I

might answer this question verbally. There is no department that furnishes drivers for cabinet ministers' motor ears. The motor cars are arranged for by each department, and the accounts pertaining to them, both for salaries and for repairs, are paid for by each department.

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TAX ON AERATED BEVERAGES

CON

Mr. GRIMMER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What percentage of the bottlers in each province have paid the gallonage tax on aerated beverages in full?

2. Is it * the intention of the government to compel payment of these taxes by the delinquents?

3. If not, is it the intention of the government to reimburse those bottlers who have already paid the tax?

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LIB

Hon. Mr. BUREAU: (Minister of Customs and Excise)

Liberal

1. Information not available until completion of audit of sales of beverages subject to the tax.

2. Yes. Action has been taken to compel payment.

3. Answered by No. 2.

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IMPORTS OF BABY CHICKS

CON

Mr. GARLAND (Carleton):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many baby chicks were imported from the United States during the fiscal year ending March 31, 1924?

2. Upon what number of baby chicks was duty paid and what amount was received from this source?

3. What number of baby chicks were imported from the United States during the fiscal year ending March 31, 1924, upon which there was no duty collected?

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LIB

Hon. Mr. BUREAU: (Minister of Customs and Excise)

Liberal

1. and 3. Imports of baby chicks from the United States free of duty,-fiscal year ended March, 1924: Number, 467,154; value, $78486.

2. Imports of baby chicks, dutiable, are not separately recorded for statistics.

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INCUBATOR IMPORTS

CON

Mr. GARLAND (Carleton):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many incubators have been imported from

the United States during the fiscal year ending March 31, 1924, of the following capacities: (a) 100 egg;

(b) 101 to 200; (c) 201 to 300; (d) 301 to 600; (e) 601 to 1,200; (f) 1,200 to 2,440; (g) 2,440 to 7,400; (h) 7,401 to 10,000; and (i) 10,000 capacity and over?

2. What amount of duty was collected from each of the above-mentioned classes?

3. What were the imports from Great Britain of incubators of the above classes for the same period, and what amount of duty was collected on same?

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LIB

Jacques Bureau (Minister of Customs and Excise)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. BUREAU:

1 and 2. Fiscal year ended March, 1924: Incubators and brooders imported from the United States: Number, 6,861; value, $148,638; customs duty collected, $22,295.70.

There are no statistical records showing different sizes of incubators imported.

3. Incubators and brooders imported from Great Britain: Number, 2; value, $81;

customs duty collected, $8.10.

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UNOPPOSED MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

PRO

John Morrison

Progressive

Mr. MORRISON:

For a copy of all letters, telegrams, correspondence and other documents in the possession of the government or any department of the government, between the government and the government of Saskatchewan on the question of licenses for export liquor houses.

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KENTVILLE AND NAPPAN EXPERIMENTAL FARMS

CON

Fred Wellington Bowen

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BOWEN:

For a copy of all correspondence, petitions and other idocuments between the Department of Agriculture and the pure-bred stock breeders of Nova Scotia, with regard to the experimental farms at Kentville and Nappan in the province of Nova Scotia.

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Subtopic:   KENTVILLE AND NAPPAN EXPERIMENTAL FARMS
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APPLICATION OF DUMPING CLAUSE

PRO

John Evans

Progressive

Mr. EVANS:

For a return showing the number of importations to which the dumping clause of the tariff has been applied during the fiscal year 1923-24, the class of goods to which it has been applied, the reasons therefor and the amount of duty collected.

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April 16, 1924