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Friday, 11 June 1926

Senator PEARCE (Western Australia) (Minister for Home and Territories) . - The young men who are sent abroad under the endowment scheme will sign a contract with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, binding them to place their services at the disposal of the Commonwealth for a specified number of years. The parents of naval and military cadets sign agreements binding their sons to serve in the naval and military forces of the Commonwealth for a number of years after they have graduated. We cannot do more than that. The Government will have an option over the services of these young men on their return. They will be employed by the council in the various branches of research work they have studied abroad.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill read a second time.

In committee:

Clauses 1 to 7 agreed to.

Clause 8 (Application of fund).

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