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Thursday, 10 March 1904

Mr WILKINSON (MORETON, QUEENSLAND) asked the Minister for Defence, upon notice -

1.   Whether it is true, as reported in the Queensland press, that recruits for the Defence Force in that State would not receive uniforms in time to enable them to go into their annual encampment?

2.   Will the Minister say whether or not the £25,000 which the Right Honorable the Treasurer anticipates willbe saved this year on ordinary military expenditure is being saved by keeping' down the strength of the regiments, and by delaying the supply of uniforms to such recruits as have joined the Defence Force during the current year?

3.   Have other States of the Commonwealth been treated in the same way as Queensland in this connexion?

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