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Wednesday, 11 November 1914

Senator TURLEY (QUEENSLAND) - I ask the Minister of Defence -

1.   Is it a fact that no wet canteens are allowed in any camp in connexion with the Expeditionary Forces ?

2.   Are members of the Expeditionary Forces prohibited from taking alcoholic drink into camp ?

3.   Does this prohibition apply to officers of the Forces?

4.   Have the wet canteens been prohibited on all troopships in the employ of the Commonwealth ?

Senator PEARCE - The answers to the honorable senator's questions are - .

1.   Wet canteens have been abolished in all camps. "

2.   The men are prohibited from taking alcoholic liquor into camp.

3.   The same prohibition does apply to officers.

4.   Wet canteens were allowed on the first troopships, but are not to be allowed on any future -troopships.

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