1. How many applicants for service pension, by provinces, have been denied pension in each of the years 1946, 1947, 1948 and 1949 to date on the ground that disabilities complained of are or were of preenlistment origin?
2. Of such applicants, by provinces, how many were enlisted in the armed forces as being in "A" category?
The records of the department are not maintained to show statistically the category in which applicants for pension were enlisted in the armed forces. The answer to part 2 cannot be secured until after the cases referred to in part 1 have been identified, when each file would require to be drawn and examined individually, thus involving a great amount, of time, labour and cost. The hon. member who asks the question has agreed that, if the cost should be found to be substantial, part 2 of the question may be answered by stating that statistical records do not reflect the information. Subject to this reservation, the question may pass as an order for return.
1. How many clinical psychologists are employed on a full-time basis by the Department of Veterans Affairs: where are they located: what are their academic qualifications and from what universities did they receive degrees in psychology?
2. What arrangements are made by D.V.A. to ensure that the best available techniques are employed, and what steps have been taken to ensure adequate training of these psychologists while in the government service? Does such training go beyond sending some of these psychologists on short courses to the United States?
3. Is an adequately trained clinical psychologist employed on a full-time basis by D.V.A. to coordinate techniques, and to ensure co-operation with psychiatrists and other specialists of the medical profession?
4. How much time do part-time consultants in psychology to D.V.A. spend on such work?
5. Who are these consultants; with what institutions are they connected: how much money have they been paid in fees and expenses in the past two years; on what basis have these fees and expenses been paid, and what is the basis for their selection?
6. Have any of these same consultants been employed during the past two years by federal departments other than D.V.A.?
Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege. The question is, how long does it take to give the touch of history to any public paper? I shall make myself clear. This motion refers to a paper that dates back nearly thirteen years. Is this a sufficient lapse of time to enable it to be called an historical document? What period of time must elapse before a public paper may be given to the public?
Topic: MOTION FOR PAPERS
Subtopic: DOMINION-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE, 1936 VERBATIM REPORT