Henry Lumley DRAYTON

DRAYTON, The Hon. Sir Henry Lumley, P.C., K.C., K.B.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
York West (Ontario)
Birth Date
April 27, 1869
Deceased Date
August 28, 1950
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Lumley_Drayton
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=6cab8398-dae1-4e94-b6be-0177cdcd9b99&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister, crown attorney

Parliamentary Career

October 20, 1919 - October 4, 1921
CON
  Kingston (Ontario)
  • Minister of Finance and Receiver General (August 2, 1919 - July 9, 1920)
  • Minister of Finance and Receiver General (July 10, 1920 - December 28, 1921)
  • Secretary of State of Canada (January 24, 1921 - September 20, 1921)
December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
CON
  York West (Ontario)
  • Minister of Finance and Receiver General (July 10, 1920 - December 28, 1921)
October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
CON
  York West (Ontario)
  • Minister of Railways and Canals (June 29, 1926 - July 12, 1926)
  • Minister of Finance and Receiver General (June 29, 1926 - July 12, 1926)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
CON
  York West (Ontario)
  • Minister Without Portfolio (July 13, 1926 - September 24, 1926)
  • Minister of Immigration and Colonization (July 13, 1926 - September 24, 1926)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2347 of 2350)


March 12, 1920

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

We stopped paying the banks anything for that about eighteen months ago in view of the shortness of our own silver. When we return to normal conditions the former practice will again be adopted.

Topic:   THE CURRENCY ACT, 1910.
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March 10, 1920

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

1 and 2. Total advances to Imperial Government to March I, 1920 for munitions and other war material only, $654,900,000. Total repayments to same date, $441,715,560.84. The balance as shown by the above is in excess of the actual amount due the Dominion Government .by the Imperial Government on the same date. This is due to advances made by Great Britain to Canada in London for war purposes, which advances are not allocated to any particular credit in the books of the Finance Department.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   WAR EXPENDITURE,
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March 10, 1920

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

Mr. Pringle in his letter of resignation made the following statement:

I am afraid I will have to ask you to relieve me from the distribution of newsprint. I may say that for the last two or three months the matter has been most troublesome and has been taking my whole time. Some of the manufacturers, as you are aware, are refusing to comply with my orders, which will necessitate drastic action being taken. My staff is limited and the work is becoming very burdensome. You have other departments of the Government under which this distribution could probably be better carried on, and orders enforced."

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NEWSPRINT CONTROLLER.
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March 10, 1920

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

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1 and 2. The total increase of debt for the month of January, 1920, was $62,015,109.67 made up, as follows,-

Ordinary Receipts for January $34,295,988.64

Ordinary Payments for January 3,073,829.48

Surplus Consolidated Fund .. 164,624.51

Other Expenditure-

Capital Expenditure for January 3,073,829.48

War Expenditure for January* : 43,800,000.00

Demobilization Expenditure, v

ary - . 15,305,904.70

is based on total number and calibre of Canadian gun's in France during that period and this amount was then divided by the number of "Man Days" charged in the bill for maintenance. The account was audited on London personally by the Auditor General for Canada assisted by Col. L. A. Dowie and D. M. McClelland, C.A.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE NATIONAL DEBT.
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March 10, 1920

1. ' At the first practical opportunity, due regard being had to the interests of the country.

2.

- Dec. 31, 1911. Dee. 31, 1914. Dec. 31, 1919.Bank Notes in circulation

Dominion Notes in cir- . $ 102,037,305 115,149,749 $ 105,969,755 162,395,231 $ 232,486,734 318,690,089Less 217,187,054 268,364,986 551,176,823Dominion notes deposited in Central Gold Reserve by chartered banks against which the Banks issued their own notes 3,450,000 115,300,000

Total notes in circul- 217,187,054 264,914,986 435,876,823

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PAPER CURRENCY.
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