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Tuesday, 22 May 1928

Sir NEVILLE HOWSE - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follow: -

1.   War pensions approved to ex-soldiers, excluding dependants, are as under -

During financial year 1923-24, approximately 839.

During financial year 1924-25, approximately 860.

During financial year 1925-20, 842.

During financial year 1926-27, 834.

During financial year 1927-28 (to 1st May, 1928), approximately 700.

2.   The number of deaths of ex-soldiers in repatriation and other medical institutions from 1st January, 1923, to 31st March, 1928, was 1,517. No records are available of deaths outside institutions.

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