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Friday, 27 November 1936

Senator HARDY (NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Minister representing the Minister for Repatriation, upon notice -

1.   Is it the intention of the Government to appointa second War Pensions Entitlement Appeal Tribunal in order to cope with the arrears of appeals?

2.   If so, when will such tribunal commence duty ?

3.   In the event of such tribunal being appointed will Colonel Mason, who possesses the qualification of a barrister-at-law, be appointed as chairman of the tribunal ?

4.   Will the Government consider for the vacancies on both tribunals (with the exception of the position of chairman of the tribunals) only those persons who do not possess the qualification of a barrister-at-law?

5.   How many appeals were considered by the Repatriation Commission for war pensions dur ing the year ending June, 1936?

6.   How many appeals were granted by the Repatriation Commission?

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