Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime
Minister): Mr. Speaker, since I replied on March 7 to a question from the leader of the opposition on interim payments for war claims in cases of real need, I have made further inquiries and can now give the house some additional information.
A scheme has been devised, following the interim report from Mr. Justice Ilsley, by which advance payments may be made to claimants coming under categories laid down in certain compensation rules. These rules were attached as a schedule to order in council P.C. 667 of February 4, 1952, which is published in part II of the Canada Gazette of February 27 at page 159. Appropriate form letters and forms for application have been