February 8, 1961

EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

EXCHANGE OF LETTERS BETWEEN PRINCE OF CAMBODIA AND PRIME MINISTER

PC

John George Diefenbaker (Prime Minister)

Progressive Conservative

Right Hon. J. G. Diefenbaker (Prime Minister):

Hon. members are aware that the chief of state of Cambodia, Prince Norodom Sihanouk, recently addressed messages to 12 heads of governments, including the Prime Minister of Canada, concerning the situation in Laos. Since the texts of the prince's message and of my reply have been made public in Phnom-Penh, I should like, for the convenience of hon. members and by leave of the house, to table the texts of both messages, in the original French and in the English translation.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   EXCHANGE OF LETTERS BETWEEN PRINCE OF CAMBODIA AND PRIME MINISTER
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Does the Prime Minister suggest that the documents which he has tabled be printed in Hansard?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   EXCHANGE OF LETTERS BETWEEN PRINCE OF CAMBODIA AND PRIME MINISTER
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PC

John George Diefenbaker (Prime Minister)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

I really had not suggested that; I would think not.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   EXCHANGE OF LETTERS BETWEEN PRINCE OF CAMBODIA AND PRIME MINISTER
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PARLIAMENTARY NURSE

CONCURRENCE IN REPORT OF CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

PC

Donald Methuen Fleming (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Donald M. Fleming (Minister of Finance) moved:

That the report of the civil service commission concerning the class parliamentary nurse, House of Commons, laid upon the table of the house, Friday, February 3, 1961, be now approved.

Topic:   PARLIAMENTARY NURSE
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN REPORT OF CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
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CCF

Herbert Wilfred Herridge

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. H. W. Herridge (Kootenay Wesf):

Mr. Speaker, before the motion is approved I wish to say on behalf of this group that we are very pleased to see this improvement in the salary for our parliamentary nurse who takes such good care of us all.

Topic:   PARLIAMENTARY NURSE
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN REPORT OF CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
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Motion agreed to.


AGRICULTURE AND COLONIZATION

CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE

PC

James Alexander McBain

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. A. McBain (Elgin) moved:

That the first report of the standing committee on agriculture and colonization, presented to the house on Monday, February 6, 1961, be now

concurred in.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE AND COLONIZATION
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE
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Motion agreed to.


STARRED QUESTIONS

UNEMPLOYED AS PERCENTAGE OF LABOUR FORCE

LIB

Mr. Pickersgill

Liberal

What was the number of unemployed for each year, 1931 to 1935 inclusive, measured as an average percentage of the civilian labour force?

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Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYED AS PERCENTAGE OF LABOUR FORCE
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PC

Edmund Leverett Morris (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. E. L. Morris (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Trade and Commerce):

The answer to this question is, 1931, June, 11.6 per cent; 1932, June, 17.6 per cent; 1933, June, 19.3 per cent; 1934, June, 14.5 per cent; 1935, June, 14.2 per cent.

On the orders of the day:

Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYED AS PERCENTAGE OF LABOUR FORCE
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill

Liberal

Hon. J. W. Pickersgill (Bonavista-Twillin-gate):

I should like to ask the parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Trade and Commerce if he could supplement the answer he gave to my starred question in the same way that he supplemented the answer to the question asked by the hon. member for Norfolk last week for the years 1936 to 1940, with the figures that would have applied under the present definition of unemployed. In this way the information would be parallel in all respects for the whole period.

Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYED AS PERCENTAGE OF LABOUR FORCE
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PC

Edmund Leverett Morris (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. E. L. Morris (Parliamentary Secretary fo the Minister of Trade and Commerce):

If the present definition of unemployed had been used, the figures would have been higher. There has never been any official estimate made.

Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYED AS PERCENTAGE OF LABOUR FORCE
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February 8, 1961