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Thursday, 7 May 1936

Senator A J McLACHLAN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - On the 30th April, Senator Collett asked the Minister representing the Minister for Repatriation, upon notice -

Concerning the benefits allowed by the Australian Soldiers' Repatriation Act 1935 -

1.   What number of service pensions in each State have been (a) applied for; (b) granted; (c) refused, since the act came into force?

2.   Similarly, how many tubercular exsoldiers in each State have been granted pensions and treatment?

3.   What is the approximate total annual financial commitment so far incurred?

I am now in a position to inform the honorable senator as follows : -



3.   As at the 30th April, 1936, the figures showing the total annual financial commitment were -


but it is estimated that, when all applications at present on hand, and likely to be lodged, have been determined, the annual financial commitment will be -


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