I would not criticize you for the world but I do want to know something about the Hong Kong fund. Is there any money left in it? I want to know what they are going to do with it. Are those people who were at Hong Kong and who are still alive going to get it? I think there were 26 people who were never found; what is going to be done with the share of the 26 missing men? My friend the hon. member for Kootenay West (Mr. Herridge) in his remarks covered practically everything that could be said on this subject at this time and I wish to express my agreement with what he said about the disability pension being raised by one-third. When it was set it was sought to bring the basic pension up in relation to the prevailing wages in the district. In many cases it never did that and this should be taken care of. I know of many cases, and I am sure the minister knows of many too, involving people
who through war service have developed various conditions of ill health and ailments which render them unable to work. When they seek assistance they are advised that their condition has nothing to do with their enlistment and I think some consideration should be given to these matters.
Most of the other points I intended to deal with have been covered by the hon. member for Kootenay West and I support him 100 per cent in the requests he has made. I will be looking for answers to the questions we have raised when the minister rises to deal with our questions.
Topic: PENSION ACT
Subtopic: AMENDMENTS RESPECTING DEPENDANTS, ETC.