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Friday, 3 December 1965

Mr L R Johnson (HUGHES, NEW SOUTH WALES) son asked the Minister tor Labour and National Service, upon notice -

1.   In respect of each registration of national service trainees so far conducted, what has been the (a) number of registrants, (b) list of birthdays drawn from the ballot, (c) number of registrants in respect of each birthday drawn from the ballot, (d) number selected for training, (e) number selected from each Federal Electoral Division,

(f)   number exempted on educational grounds,

(g)   number deferred for reasons of trade or career training, (h) number deferred as full-time students, (i) number exempted on physical fitness grounds,

(j)   record of occupation categories of those selected for training and 0c) number exempted on the grounds of hardship, conscientious objection, etc.?

2.   How many applications to undergo national service training have been received from aliens?

3.   How many young men have been apprehended for failure to register?

4.   What penalties have been imposed on those failing to register?

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

All the detailed information sought is not available. The following statistics may, however, be of assistance -

2.   Twenty-one. 3 and 4. There have been 259 cases of young men who failed to register at the time required for reasons that were not, or may not bc, acceptable. To date three have been prosecuted and each has been fined £10 with £3 7s. costs; and further investigation or prosecution action is pending with the remainder.

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