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Tuesday, 6 August 1946

Mr HAYLEN (PARKES, NEW SOUTH WALES) - Has the Prime Minister seen a statement by Professor Bland who, I understand, is a selfstyled authority on democracy, that servicemen between the ages of 18 and 21 are not competent to record a vote? Does the Prime Minister not think that this a libel on the men concerned, and will he remind the absent-minded professor that servicemen of this age were placed in charge of bombers that cost £100,000, and that they interposed their bodies between us and the enemy?

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