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Thursday, 19 September 1974
Page: 1277


Senator Withers asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, upon notice:

(1   ) How many Army officers who resigned in 1973 and in each month of 1974 had served (a) 12 years or less; (b) 13to 1 9 years; and (c) 20 years or more.


Senator Bishop - The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

(   1 ) Of the Army male officers who resigned in the period 1 January 1973 to 30 June 1974(a) 105 had served 12yearsor less, (b) 16 had served 13 to 19years and (c) 257 had served 20 years or more.

Royal Australian Air Force: Re-engaged Personnel (Question No. 86)


Senator Withers asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, upon notice:

(   1 ) How many Air Force personnel who re-engaged in the Air Force in 1973 and in 1974 had served for (a) 6 years; (b) 12 years; and (c) 17 years or more.


Senator Bishop - The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

(1   ) Of the airmen who re-engaged in the Air Force between 1 January 1973 and 30 June 1974(a) 1381 had served for 6 years, (b) 542 had served 12 years and (c) 865 had served 1 7 years or more.

Army: Re-engaged Soldiers (Question No. 87)


Senator Withers asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, upon notice:

(   1 ) How many soldiers who re-engaged in the Army in 1973 and in each month of 1974, had served for (a) 6 years; ( b) 1 2 years; and (c) 1 8 years or more.


Senator Bishop - The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

(   1 ) Of the male other ranks Servicemen who re-engaged in the Army between 1 January 1973 and 30 June 1974:

(a)   1,628 had served 6 years;

(b)   953 had served 12years; and

(c)   858 had served 1 8 years or more.

Royal Australian Navy: Re-engaged Sailors (Question No. 88)


Senator Withers asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, upon notice:

(1)   How many sailors who re-engaged in the Navy in 1973 and in each month of 1974 had served for (a) 9 years and (b) 15 years or more.


Senator Bishop - The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

(1   ) Of the sailors who re-engaged in the Navy between I January 1973 and 30 June 1974 (a) 342 had served for 9 years and (b)255 had served for 15 years or more.

VIP Aircraft: Interior Maintenance (Question No.115)


Senator Townley (TASMANIA) asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, upon notice:

(1)   What has been the total cost of decorating the interiors of VIP aircraft, since the Labor Government came to office.


Senator Bishop - The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

(   1 ) Maintenance of the interiors of VIP aircraft is carried out on a day to day basis by the RAAF and these costs are not recorded. Major refurnishing work is carried out as part of the aircrafts normal cyclical maintenance program and the cost of this work since December 1972 has been $25,300.34.

VIP Aircraft: Purchase (Question No. 116)


Senator Townley asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, upon notice:

(   1 ) What VIP aircraft have been purchased since 1 965.

(2)   What was the cost of each of the aircraft purchased.

(3)   What was the date of purchase of each aircraft.

(4)   Have any of the aircraft been sold; if so, what were (a) the dates of the sales and (b) the sale prices.


Senator Bishop - The Minister for Defence has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1)   Two Hawker Siddeley HS748, three Mystere 20 and twoBAC111.

(2)   HS748-$1.160m, Mystere-$ 1 . 072m, BAC 111-$3.367m.

(3)   HS748-contract signed 6 April 1966, delivery January 1967 and February 1967.

Mystere 20- contract signed 23 June 1 966, delivery March 1967, May 1967 and June 1967.

BAC 111- contract signed 21 June 1966, delivery December 1967 and June 1968.

(4)   No.

VIP Aircraft: Catering (Question No. 117)


Senator Townley asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, upon notice:

(   1 ) To which Department is the cost of catering on VIP aircraft charged.

(2)   What was the cost of catering during 1972-73 and 1973-74.


Senator Bishop - The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

(   1 ) Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

(2)   1972-73- $43,216; 1973-74- $36, 123.







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