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Friday, 24 April 1936

Senator SAMPSON (TASMANIA) asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, Upon notice -

1.   What was the strength of the Commonwealth Military Forces (Militia) by arms, on the following dates, namely - 30th . June, 1932, 30th June, 1933, 30th June, 1934, 30th .June, 1935?

2.   What were theenlistments in those years, and the resignations?

3.   What is the present strength by arms of the Commonwealth Military Forces (Militia) in -

(a)   Officers;

(b)   Non-commissioned Officers;

(c)   Other ranks?

4.   What is the percentage of strength to establishment?

5.   What in the percentage of efficiency to strength ?

6.   What is the strength, by arms, other than Staff Corps, of the Permanent Military Forces?

7.   How many Staff Sergeants-Major are there in the Australian Instructional Corps?

8.   What is the personnel of the Royal Australian Air Force -

(a)   Permanent;

(b)   Citizen?

Senator Sir GEORGEPEARCE.Inquiries will be made, and a reply will be furnished to the honorable senator as soon as possible.

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