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Wednesday, 14 March 1928

Senator Sir WILLIAM GLASGOW - On the 8th inst., Senator Ogden asked the following questions: -

1.   What is the cost of compulsory military training in the Commonwealth?

2.   What is the cost of same in Tasmania?

3.   What is 'the annual cost of Tasmanian camps ?

I am now in a position to furnish the following replies: -

1.   Owing to the arrangement of Army Estimates whereby combined provision is spread over practically the whole of the votes for what might be termed the overhead and general expenses applicable to any system of training, such as pay of the Administrative and Instructional Staffs, Ordnance and Pay Services, &c, it is not practicable to state the whole cost of Compulsory Military Training in the Commonwealth. The expenditure for 1926-27, under the votes which specially relate to universal training is as follows: -


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