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Thursday, 28 April 1921

Senator PRATTEN (NEW SOUTH WALES) . - I desire, to debate the clause,. but I wish to remark' inter- aida' that so- much -do I appreciate your many generous decisions,, as. Chairman, of. Committees, that. even, if I thought; you were. 'in. the wrong- 1 would, hesitate before questioning any of your rulings.

With ' regard to the clause -itself,.' the position-, can' be summed up> in a. fewwords. It. appears to- be- a very fair provision that the Commonwealth, having spent a considerable sum on the five years' training of a young officer at Duntroon, should be entitled -to the benefit of his services -over an appreciable term. I have mentioned a 'sum approaching £5,000 as the capital cost of each officer when

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