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Tuesday, 30 October 1956

Mr Ward d asked the Minister representing the Minister for Repatriation, upon notice -

1.   In each of the years since the termination of World War I. - (a) what has been the (i) number and (ii) total cost of pensions paid for warcaused disabilities; (b) what has been the (i) number and (ii) cost of dependants' pensions; (c) what number of applicants for the grant of war pensions has been unsuccessful: (d) what percentage of the total number of applicants has been rejected; and (e) what has been the total cost of repatriation, including payment of war pensions?

2.   What is the present number of ex-servicemen receiving a totally and permanently incapacitated rate pension?

Dr DONALD CAMERON (OXLEY, QUEENSLAND) - I am advised as follows by the Minister for Repatriation: -

Although the honorable member asked for certain figures since the termination of World War I., it has been thought advisable to supply all figures available in relation to war pensions since the commencement of war pensions in respect of that war. The figures include pensions under the War Pensions Act (now repealed) and the Repatriation Act, and all benefits, assistance, allowances and treatment under the Repatriation Act and Regulations, and benefits administered by the Repatriation Commission under the Reestablishment and Employment Act. The figures do not include such matters as servicemen's settlement, employment, vocational training - World WarII. - and war service homes. Figures relating to such items are not available to the Minister for Repatriation. The replies to 1. and 2. of the question have been tabulated and are: -


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