I have a statement from the Board of Pension Commissioners showing the amount that will be required for the year. The total amount required is $8,000,000, made us as follows:
1. Pensions already granted-
Amount paid for pensions in Canada and England for months of
April, May and June, 1917 $1,253,470
Estimate of pensions to be paid from July 1, 1917, to March 31, jgig , 3,021,637
2. New Pensions-
New pensions estimated at $1,800 per month from July 1, 1917, to March 31, 1918, at average of $400 per pension per month $2,700,000
The average of $400 per pension per month Is based on past business; 1,000 pensions for
April, 1917, working out at $450 per annum, and at the same number for May, 1917, working out at $380 (per annum.
3. Gratuities (for disability-Class 6)- Gratuities paid April, May
and June, 1917 $ 29,400
Estimates from July 1,
1917, to March 31, 1918, average $300 per month for 9 months, at $50 per
4. Estimated expenses of administering pensions-
Salaries, rentals, etc $ 470,000
The total has been put, in round figures, at $8,000,000. The amount of $2,000,000 is further required, in addition to the amount provided in the main estimates, in order to meet expenses up to March 31 next.