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Tuesday, 19 July 1921

Senator ELLIOTT (VICTORIA) asked the Minister for Defence, upon notice -

1.   Has his attention been drawn to' an article in the Western Australian press entitled " Scrapping of ex-A.I.F. officers " ?

2.   Are the statements therein made true?

3.   What is the number of ex-A.I.F. officers who have joined tho various battalions since their return?

4.   In view of the great experience of such officers, will the Minister not make an attempt to retain their services, even if not technically fit for "Active Service" at present?

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