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Wednesday, 21 October 1914

Senator PEARCE (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) (Minister for Defence) - The statement that travelling kitchens are being obtained in England because they cannot be procured in Australia is not correct. No such statement has been made by me or by any officer of the Department. But the statement was made that, for the First Expeditionary Force, it was impossible to get travelling kitchens here in the time available, and it was decided to obtain a supply for that Force in England. Travelling kitchens are now being obtained for the Second Expeditionary Force in Australia, and it is anticipated that the whole equipment for the remaining Expeditionary Forces will be supplied locally.

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