VISIT OF FIELD MARSHAL MONTGOMERY-NOON RECESS FROM 2 TO 4 P.M.
On the order for motions:
Right Hon. L. S. ST. LAURENT (Acting Prime Minister): Mr. Speaker, Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery of Alamein is arriving for his visit to Ottawa at three o'clock this afternoon and proceeding immediately from the central station to parliament hill to meet the veterans. Several hon. members have told me that they felt it might be difficult to retain a quorum in the chamber while that ceremony was proceeding on parliament hill. I have no personal feeling in the matter, but if it is the desire of the house to. extend the recess beyond the normal hour of three o'clock I shall be prepared to submit a motion to that effect.
Motion agreed to.
2. What was the total amount paid out during this period in each department of War Assets Corporation including salaries and wages for guard duty?
3. How many men and women are employed m each department of War Assets Corporation including those on guard duty?
(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk)
BREWERIES AND DISTILLERIES-CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
WAR ASSETS CORPORATION-SALARIES, WAGES, ETC.
APPLES-SUBSIDIES TO N.S. AND B.C. GROWERS' AND PROCESSORS