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Tuesday, 23 May 1939

Mr Jennings (WATSON, NEW SOUTH WALES) s asked the Minister for Repatriation, upon notice -

1.   Is it a fact that the accommodation at the Prince of Wales Military Hospital, Randwick, is inadequate and that there is urgent need for improved facilities?

2.   Is it a fact that the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works made a full investigation, and submitted a report and made recommendations regarding a new building?

3.   If so, what is the reason for the delay in the- commencement of the construction of the new building?

Mr Harrison - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follows. -

1.   The hospital in question has, up to the present, been able to accommodate all cases eligible for, and in need of, in-patient treatment, 'but in the opinion of the Repatriation

Commission improved facilities for treatment and increased accommodation for anticipated future requirements are essential. '

2.   The investigation by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works is hot yet concluded, and a report has not yet been submitted.

3.   See answer to No. 2.

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