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Wednesday, 2 March 1932

Mr FRANCIS - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follow: -


2.   It will be seen that Queensland received a proportion of the surplus stocks of serviceable clothing in accordance with the approved distribution. The bulk of this clothing was shipped to Brisbane from other States. It will be noted from the above that 2,000 pairs of breeches were allotted to Brisbane, but were not accepted by the State Government. As regards the part-worn and unserviceable clothing shown in (b) this is being distributed in the States in which it becomes available. The quantities are small and the condition of the clothing is such as not to justify cost of transport between States.

3.   The large quantity of clothing already issued for the relief of unemployed has reduced array stocks to such an extent that the quantities remaining on hand will all be required for army needs. The only military clothing likely to be available in the future will be part-worn and unserviceable clothing. The quantities of this part-worn clothing issued from time to time, as it becomes available, will probably be small.

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