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House of Commons Debates

OFFICIAL REPORT.

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Monday, September 3, 1917. Mr. A, K. MACLEAN: I promised to give The House met at Three o'clock, the

the correct name privately. Speaker in the Chair.

Mr. MEIGHEN: If the hon. member

gives me the correct name I shall answer. QUESTIONS. [Questions answered orally are indicated by asterisks ]

THE MILITARY SERVICE ACT, 1917. IMPERIAL MUNITIONS BOARD

*Mr. KYTE: EMPLOYEES.

Is it the intention of the Government to

amend the Military Service Act, 1917, by Order *Mr. LANGTOT:

in Council or any other way, to provide for the

exemption from the calling out on active ser1. How many men, officers and employees of

vice provided for by section 4 of said Act of the Imperial Munitions Board are of military

those engaged in agriculture or of those enage?

gaged in industrial or other work which pro2. What their names and respective

vides material for the war? salaries?

3. Who, if any, have military badges, and on Sir ROBERT BORDEN: It is believed what grounds in each case have they been

that the provisions of the Military Service granted?

Act of 1917 make adequate arrangements Sir ROBERT BORDEN: The information for the exemption of all persons necessarily asked for in this question is not available. required for agriculture, or other essential The Imperial Munitions Board is under the industries. control and direction of the Government of the United Kingdom, and it is not under the OFFICERS OF THE 66th FUSILIERS. control or direction of the Government of Canada, which exercises no direction

Mr. J. J. HUGHES: control whatever with respect to the

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1. How many Lieutenant-Colonels are atployment of persons who are in the service

tached to the 66th Princess Louise Fusiliers at

Halifax? of that Board.

2. On what dates were each of said Colonels

appointed? THE MOTOR BOAT SCOUT.

3. What is the rate of pay and allowance to

each? *Mr. A. K. MACLEAN (Halifax):

4. Are all of said Colonels giving their entire

time to the performance of their duties? 1. Was a steamer or motor boat, called the Scout, purchased by the Government of Canada Sir EDWARD KEMP: from any person or persons at Halifax, N.S.?

1 and 2. The usual number of officers are 2. If so, from whom, when was she purchased, and what was the price paid therefor?

employed with the 66th Princess Louise

Fusiliers at Halifax which is on active serMr. MEIGHEN: 1. No.

vice, namely:

Acting Commanding Officer Lt. Col. A. Mr. A. K. MACLEAN: The name of the King, appointed August 9, 1915, in command motor boat mentioned in this question, the of the 66th Regiment, vice Lt.-Col. H. L. Scout, is an error and I wrote the minister Chipman, seconded, which Regiment, since a few days ago giving the correct name of

the beginning of the war, has been on the boat. I wish to know if the answer is

active service in connection with Halifax deto the question as amended?

fences.

Temporary Lt.-Col. R. B. Simmonds, Mr. MEIGHEN: I did not know about Senior Major, 2nd in Command, appointed the amendment of the question. The answer August 11, 1914. (Lt. Col. Simmonds draws is to the question as it stands.

Major's pay.)

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