FAMILY ALLOWANCES ACT
The way in which the statistics regarding family allowances are kept does not permit of a break-down being given for the months of August and September as
1 child ..
15 or more
requested in the question. Subject to this, the
question is answered.
1. July, 1945 1,238,461
August, 1945 1,294,556
September, 1945 1,345,350
October, 1945 1,334,575
The following is a break-down of the above by families, showing the number of children in each family:
July August . September October1945 1945 1945 . 1945463,582 512,659343.542 368,932193.392 199,453101.977 110,83259,355 62,51733,337 36,57421,719 21,23311,861 12.0426.052 6,1512.631 2,808811 1,023150 28844 516 102 21,238,461 1,294,556 1,345,350 1,334,575
Note.-As a break-down has heretofore been made only once every fourth month it is regretted that an analysis for August and September is not available.
2. July $17,560,934.00
1. Has the production of cerium oxide been discontinued in Canada?
2. If so, for what reason?
1. Cerium oxide has not been produced in commercial quantities in Canada but has been imported.
2. Answered bv No. 1.
1. Has the government recently sent income tax forms to farmers?
2. Have accountants or other qualified persons been appointed to help farmers fill in such forms?
1. Income, tax forms are sent from time to time to farmers and others who are found to be delinquent in the filing of returns.
2. No, but such h^lp is given either at the office of the local inspector or by the itinerant auditor as he visits the particular area.
UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL CONFERENCE-CANADIAN DELEGATES
1. By whom were Canadian delegates to the United Nations Educational and cultural meetings in London selected?
2. Were Canadian representatives at the conference authorized to speak on behalf of Canadian education or for the Department of External Affairs?
3. Will the Canadian government or. Canadian education, be bound by the decisions of the conference in London?
4. What members of the Canadian delegation are professional educationalists?
5. Were Canadian educationalists at present on the staff of Khaki University in England invited to act as delegates?
6. Have the organized teachers of Canada been consulted with respect to the personnel of the present delegation or will they be consulted for any permanent appointments to the international organization when set up?
Mr. ST. LAURENT:
1. By the Canadian government, P.C. 6634 of October 23.
2. Answered by 1.
3. As stated in the House of Commons on
October 25, the conference was called primr-arily to consider the draft constitution for the proposed organization: this constitution
does not contemplate that the organization, whose field will cover not only education but also cultural and scientific activities, will be taking decisions which call for automatic implementation in the member countries, but rather will have the function to recommend and make suggestions for application, if need be, always subject to the constitutional and other limitations which: apply in each member country. If the conference succeeds in its object and a new international agency is set up, I have no doubt, that consideration will be given by 'the government to the development of means for ensuring that the 'Canadian share in the activities of the organization is carried out tin close consultation with the provincial departments of education and with the associations and institutions in Canada that are concerned1 with educational, cultural and scientific activities.
4. The purposes of the conference, as set out under 3, were 'borne in mind in determining the composition of the Canadian delegation. All its members have been closely concerned in educational questions. Mr. Massey, as high commissioner, is the principal Canadian representative in the United Kingdom: and1 has been the chairman of the committee on education overseas; Dr. R. C. Wallace is the Principal of Queen's University; Mr. E. Turcottfc has written numerous articles and books on educational matters; Mr. T. W. L. MacDermot has a long experience in university and college education; Dr. J. E. Robbins, of the educational statistics branch of the dominion bureau of statistics, is the Secretary of the Canadian council on education and citizenship, the social sciences research council, the Canadian committee on intellectual cooperation and the Canada-New-foundlland educational association; Dr. J. C. Malloch is the senior liaison officer of the national research council of Canada in the United Kingdom.
6. Answer to the first part: No.
Answer to the second part: It is expected
that the international organization, when, set up, will, like other international organizations, recruit its own personnel; it is likely that, if a Canadian appointment were contemplated, it would consult with the Canadian organization or organizations in the field covered by it.
S. It. MCLAREN
1. Is Mr. S. H. McLaren employed by the government or any department or branch thereof? If so, in what capacity?
2. What are his duties and responsibilities and what is his salary?
1. Yes. Assistant director, employment service and unemployment insurance, and acting chief executive officer, unemployment insurance commission, on loan from the position of chief treasury officer, unemployment insurance division of the office of the comptroller of the treasury.
2. Chief administrative officer of the unemployment- insurance commission; vicechairman, N.S.S. advisory board, Department of Labour; vice-chairman, adminstration board, Department of Labour.
War duties supplement ______ 1,380
QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS YUKON AIR FIELDS
1. Whose responsibility is it to keep airplane landing fields in Yukon at Whitehorse. Dawson, Mayo, Selkirk, Carcross, Carmacks, McQuestiqn, in a proper state and condition for use in the operation of airplanes landing on and taking off therefrom?
2. At whose expense is such service to said airplane landings performed?
3. To what department of government are estimates of required expenditures for such services made?
4. To what department of government is an accounting made for such expenditures?
Subtopic: YUKON AIR FIELDS
1. How many employees employed under the King's Printer have been superannuated since January 1, 1939?
2. How many of these positions have been filled permanently?
3. How many temporarily?
4. Have these positions been advertised by the civil service commission?
5. How many employees employed under the King's Printer have reached the age of superannuation ?
6. Whait steps are being taken to replace such employees with ex-servicemen?