June 30, 1948 (20th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

Milton Fowler Gregg (Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. GREGG:

That matter was discussed before the committee and has been discussed on many other occasions. At present the additional assistance granted for dependents of veteran students during the winter has not been extended to any increase for those without dependents. The situation will be watched carefully during the coming academic year, but in the meantime it is not my intention to make any further proposals to my colleagues in this connection. I would point out to my hon. friend that the amount was never intended as a complete living allowance but rather as a generous scholarship. In the case of the medical students he mentioned it is possible now, when tuition fees have gone up, as in some cases to as much as $500 a year, to have the entire tuition paid in addition to the $60 a month. The matter is kept under constant review.
Supply-Veterans Affairs

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF RECONSTRUCTION AND SUPPLY
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
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