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Thursday, 8 December 1938

Mr Watkins (NEWCASTLE, NEW SOUTH WALES) s asked the Minister for Defence, upon notice -

1.   'What is the present strength of the permanent military forces, showing (a) officers, {b) instructors, and (c) men?

2.   Under the defence programme, what will be the strength for 1938-39, 1939-40, and 1940-41, showing (a) officers, (b) instructors, a nd (c) men?

Mr Street - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follows : -


2.   The following are the approximate figures : -


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