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Friday, 6 August 1920

Mr MARKS (WENTWORTH, NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Minister for the Navy, upon notice -

1.   In furtherance of, the question asked by the honorable member for Wentworth on the 20th July last as to the number of ex-Royal Navy ratings, time expired, from the Royal Australian Navy who are ' taking passage in the R.M.S. Orontes sailing on the 14th instant - what will be the number of ratings left awaiting return to England after the Orontes draft has left?

2.   Is it a fact that there are ratings afloat in the Royal Australian Navy who, according to their agreements, should be in England on leave at the present time, but who cannot get any satisfaction from the Navy Board to their repeated requests?

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