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Thursday, 9 December 1971
Page: 4608

Mr Kennedy asked the Minister for the Army, upon notice:

(1)   How many children of Army personnel are there of pre-school age living at (a) Puckapunyal and (b) Seymour.

(2)   What (a) number, and (b) percentage of them are attending (0 primary school, and (ii) pre-school at (A) Puckapunyal and (B) Seymour.

(3)   How many pre-schools are located in (a) Puckapunyal, and (b) Seymour.

(4)   What is the waiting list for admission to pre-school in Puckapunyal. '

(5)   What fees are charged for pre-school educa-. tion at Puckapunyal.

(6)   ' What plans exist for the increase of preschool facilities at Puckapunyal, what do they include, and when will they be implemented.

(7)   What were the (a) capital costs of establishing pre-school facilities at Puckapunyal, and (b) the recurrent costs of staffing and maintaining these facilities in 1970.

(8)   What (a) amount, and (b) percentage of these costs was met by (i) the Department of the Army, (ii) the Victorian Department of Health, (iii) the parents, (iv) the local council, and (v) any other bodies.

Mr Peacock - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The statistics and other information sought are not maintained by the Army. However, officers of my Department are endeavouring to obtain what information is readily available and I will convey this to the honourable member in writing.

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