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Friday, 11 December 1936

Senator BRAND (through Senator Foll) asked the Minister representing the Prime Minister, upon notice -

Will the Government make available to South African War veterans in indigent circumstances a percentage of the allotment of money made available to ex-service men for Christmas cheer?

Senator Sir GEORGEPEARCE.The Prime Minister has supplied the following answer to the honorable senator's question: -

In accordance with the established practice, this year's grant for the purpose of providing Christmas relief to ex-service men who are in necessitous circumstances has already been mode direct to the Federal Executive of the Returned Sailors and Soldiers' Imperial League of Australia. I have been informed by the federal president of the league that the grant is distributed to ex-service men without discrimination.

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