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Tuesday, 30 April 1957

Mr Leslie (MOORE, WESTERN AUSTRALIA) e asked the Minister for Social Services, upon notice -

1.   What was the total cost of the rehabilitation service provided through his department in Western Australia for the year 1955-56?

2.   What was the cost of (a) administration, (b) actual treatment, and (c) training?

3.   What was the number of persons treated?

4.   What was the number of persons employed in (a) administration, (b) treatment, and (c) training?

Mr Roberton - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follows: -

1.   £74,426.

2. (a) £13,000 (estimated). (b) £54,163 (includes costs of running the rehabilitation centre at Melville). (c) £7,263.

3.   Three hundred and fifty-nine handicapped persons received some form of rehabilitation treatmeant and/or training during 1955-56. 4. (a) 12. (b) 31. (c) Nil. Training is arranged in government or private training institutions.

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