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Thursday, 15 April 1915

Senator LONG (TASMANIA) - Arising out of the answer, may I ask the Minister if it takes three months to ascertain the suitability of candidates for service ?

Senator PEARCE - In some cases, yes.

Senator NEEDHAM - Arising out of the answer to my fifth question, if -soldiers have been compelled to buy underclothing through the non-delivery of underclothing to them by the Department for the reasons which the Minister has just stated, will not the Department refund them the cost?

Senator PEARCE - That is only a repetition of the question which I have already answered. I can only refer tha honorable senator to the answer I have given.

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