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Friday, 9 August 1946


Mr FROST (FRANKLIN, TASMANIA) (Minister for Repatriation) - Ex-servicemen receive a free gift of £10 for the purchase of tools, and may apply for an advance of up to £40, free of interest, for the same purpose. The Government has purchased large stocks of tools that have become available. Some of these would have been used in the armed forces had the war continued.The tools have been distributed to the best advantage. Certain tools, however, are extremely difficult to obtain. The Government is endeavouring to secure supplies from other parts of the world. In fact, more tools are being made available to ex-servicemen than to the general public. I assure 'the honorable member that every endeavour is being made to meet all requirements.







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