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Thursday, 24 September 1936


Senator A J McLACHLAN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - On the 11th September, SenatorHardy asked the Minister representing the Minister for Repatriation the following questions, upon notice : -

1.   The number of applications made for war pensions in the aggregate and in each State during the year 1935-36?

2.   The number of applications for war pensions made by persons living within the boundaries of the County of Cumberland of New South Wales, during the year 1935-36?

3.   The number of applications granted in each State and in the Countyof Cumberland of the State of New South Wales?

4.   The excess, if any, as at June, 1936, of the aggregate war pensions paid asc ompared with June, 1935?

6.   The number of application made for service pensions intheaggregateand in each State since thecommencement of the act to June, 1936?

6.   The number of application made for service pensions by persons living within the boundaries of theCounty ofCumberland of New South Wales since thecommencement of the act to June1936?

7.   The numberof applications granted in each State and in the Countyof Cumberland of New SouthWales since thecommencement of the act to June,1936?

8.   The expenditure involved inthe granting of the service pensions since the commencement of the act to June,1936, andwhether the amountexceeds the originalgovernment estimate; if so by what amount?

9.   The amount of sustenance payments made to applicants for war pensions during theyear 1935-36?

10.   The amount of sustenance payments made to applicants for service pensions during the year 1935-36?

The Minister for Repatriation has supplied the following answers : -

 

2.   No separate record kept of figures for the County of Cumberland of the State of New South Wales.

 

No separate record kept of the number in the County of Cumberland of the State of New South Wales.

4.   Warpensions paid during the respective periods are as follows -

 

These figures show a net total decrease of 3,926 pensioners, but such decrease is solely accounted for by cancellation of children's pension consequent on their attaining the age of sixteen years.

 

6.   No separate record kept inrespect of the County of Cumberland of the State of New South Wales-.

 

No separate record kept in respect ofthe County of Cumberland of the State of New South Wales-.

8.   The annual liability arising from service pensions granted from the 1st January to the 30th June, 1936, was the sum of f11, 840. The estimated expenditure for a full year was f160,000- it is anticipated that this estimate will be exceeded.

9.   This information is not available as no separate records are kept of sustenance payments to applicants for war pension as apart from sustenance paid toex-members undergoing treatment for accepted war disabilities. During the financial year ended the 30th June, 1936, an amount of £43,896 was paid in sustenance for all purposes.

10.   Sustenance payments are not made to or in respect of applicants for service pensions.







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