In answer to part 1 of this question, as of September 30, 1951, there were 1,298 employees of the department appointed under the provisions of the Civil Service Act, and in addition 194 employees appointed on the authority of the treasury board.
With respect to parts 2 and 3 of the question, I am not quite clear as to what information the hon. member is seeking. All employees can speak some English, but of the total number of employees, some 1,224 have the English language as their mother tongue.
With respect to part 3, which reads: '"How many are French-Canadians?", I am not clear if this question refers to racial origin, or to language qualifications. If it refers to racial origin of employees, the records do not indicate the racial origin of the employees, and it would be necessary to check with each individual employee to get the information. If the question has reference to language qualifications, there are 265 employees of the department whose mother tongue is French.