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Thursday, 13 October 1927

Senator OGDEN asked the Minister for Defence, upon notice -

1.   Is there a recruiting fee payable to schoolmasters for securing recruits for the Navy?

2.   If so, has it been availed of to any extent ?

Senator Sir WILLIAMGLASGOW.The replies are as follow: -

1.   The recruiting regulations provide for the payment of a capitation allowance of £1 to military warrant or non-commissioned officers of the Instructional Staff, or to members of the Royal Australian Navy or Naval Reserve Staff, or schoolmasters, provided they are responsible for the candidate making application to enter the Navy. The allowance is paid only for each recruit finally entered.

2.   The amount paid in capitation fees to schoolmasters since the inauguration of the scheme in 1023, up to March, 1927, was £6.

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