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Wednesday, 1 October 1941

Senator Arnold (NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Minister representing the Minister for Air; upon notice -

Would the Minister inform the Senate what progress has been made with the education scheme organized by Flight Lieutenant McLean in the Royal Australian Air Force, the curriculum decided upon, and the tutors engaged upon this work.

Senator Foll - The Minister for Air has supplied the following answer : -

A rehabilitation scheme for members of the Royal Australian Air Force has been approved in principle. The implementationof the scheme, including the precise details of the curriculum and the tutors to be engaged upon the work is now awaiting the selection and appointment of a suitable person to take charge of the scheme.

The importance and nature of the scheme is such that the selection of a man to take charge of it is of the utmost importance, and it is expected that a suitable appointee will be obtained in the near future. In the meantime, certain preliminary work has been and is being done by Flight Lieutenant McLean who is a junior officer on the Education Staff of the Royal Australian Air Force. When the appointment of the officer to take charge of the scheme has been made, the preliminary work which has already been done will be Rifted and co-ordinated and the scheme put into operation without delay.

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