April 11, 1932 (17th Parliament, 3rd Session)


Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)


The answer to the first
question, Mr. Speaker, is $9,21822, but that does not include any expenditures by way of salaries to permanent officials of the Departs ment of External Affairs.
In answer to the second question, no sum was paid for fees to any of the commissioners, but for expenses Sir Josiah Stamp received $2,120.57; Chief Justice Brown, $1,198.16; Mr. W. S. Evans, $1,101.73. Sir Josiah Stamp declined to accept any fee for his services, and, as has been intimated, a piece of plate was presented to him. Chief Justice Brown expects to be paid some small honorarium for his services, an appropriation for which will be included in the supplementary estimates, no amount having been determined.
In answer to the third question, the only legal adviser employed was Mr. S. T. Sweat-man, K.C. He has not yet been paid for his services. For expenses he received S988.50.
That is the only information at the moment that I can give the hon. gentleman, except to repeat that the disbursements do not include the salaries of the permanent officials of the Department of External Affairs, who, especially in the person of Mr. Pearson, gave some services to the commission.

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