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Friday, 21 June 1946

Mr Fadden n asked the Minister representing the Minister for Social Services, upon notice -

1.   Has staff been engaged to administer the Pharmaceutical Benefits Act?

2.   How many are so engaged in each State and what are the salaries paid?

3.   How long have they been so engaged?

4.   What duties are they at present performing?

Mr Holloway (MELBOURNE, VICTORIA) (Minister for Labour and National Service) - The Minister for Social Services has supplied the following answers : -

1.   Yes. 2 and 3.-


4.   With the exception of the Director and Assistant Director, all officers arc employed principally on work concerned with the administration of the Health Department. The two officers mentioned are employed in the. investigation of problems associated with the provision of pharmaceutical benefits and the preparation of the requisite administrative machinery.

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