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Thursday, 19 September 1974
Page: 1283

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

(1)   How many sailors, other than officers, were reengaged in the Navy in each month in 1973 and in each month in 1974.

(2)   What was the number re-engaged in each rank.

(3)   How many were over 38 years of age.

(4)   What, if any, notice are Naval personnel required to give of their intention to re-engage.

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

(   1 ) and (2) The numbers of sailors by rank re-engaging in the Navy in each month of the period 1 January 1973 to 30 June 1 974 were:


(3)   For the period 1 February 1973 to 30 June 1974, 99 of the 869 sailors who re-engaged were over 38 years of age. A breakdown by age of re-engagements for January 1973 is not available.

(4)   Sailors must give notice of their intention to re-engage between 1 8 months and 6 months before their engagement is due to expire.

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