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Thursday, 9 December 1971
Page: 4526

Mr Kennedy asked the Minister for Repatriation, upon notice:

(1)   How many in-patients are receiving treatment under the Repatriation Act ai Heidelberg Hospital.

(2)   What (a) number and (t>) percentage of these patients served in the (i) Boer War, (ii) First World War, (iii) Second World War, (iv) Korean War, (v) Malayan emergency, (vi) confrontation of Malaysia, (vii) Vietnam War and (viii) other wars.

Mr Holten (INDI, VICTORIA) (Minister for Repatriation) - The answer to the honour able member's question is as follows:

(1)   549 as at the close of the September 1971 quarter.

The remaining patients (22.40 per cent) were dependants of deceased ex -servicemen (74 from the First World War and 49 from Second World War).

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