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Thursday, 15 July 1915

Mr JENSEN - Yes. I will answer the honorable gentleman's query now. Red Cross funds are used' mainly in three ways - (1) By establishing and workin'g hospitals and other institutions for invalided soldiers. There are several on the Continent entirely controlled by Red Cross Associations. A home for invalided Australian nurses is established near Alexandria by the Red Cross Association. (2) By supplying goods (clothes, extra foods; delicacies, and equipment)' for use at hospitals. The difference between articlles supplied by military authorities and the RedCross Association is that military equipment and stores are on charge, and cannot be given away, but must be accounted for.On the other hand, Red Cross stores are given away in large quantities. Military equipment is supplied according to a regular scale. Red Cross Associations supply anything required.

(3)   Providing money to purchase, or purchasing at request of hospital authorities, extras which cannot beprovided by the military authorities. Twenty thousand pounds or" more has been spent for' Australian hospitals in Egypt. and large donations arranged for other Australian units. I am sure the Red Cross Association will be pleased to give a full statement of all expenditure.

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