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Wednesday, 18 August 1920

Sir JOSEPH COOK (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Treasurer) - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follow: -

1.   Yes.

2.   Yes. If the bonds are not claimed within six weeks, they are returned to the Defence Department. In the case of outlying offices, the period is extended.

3.   Yes. Every effort will be made to locate the persons entitled to the bonds. Notices will be sent to the last-known address, and, where this fails, efforts will be made to trace the persons through the Repatriation Department and the staff office for returned soldiers.

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