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Thursday, 9 May 1957

Debate resumed from 2nd May (vide page 1040), on motion by Mr. Harold Holt-

That the bill be now read a second time.

Upon which Mr. Haylen had moved by way of amendment -

That all the words after " That " be omitted with a view to inserting the following words in place thereof: - " because the compulsory training scheme is to all intents being abandoned by the reduction of annual intake of 33,000 to 12,000 youths, all of whom are to be drafted to the Army alone, and because youths are to be selected by a system of ballots, the Bill be withdrawn and redrafted to provide for the abolition of compulsory military training ".

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