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Tuesday, 18 April 1972
Page: 1753

The following answers to questions upon notice were circulated:

Chemical and Biological Warfare (Question No. 5086)

Mr Fairbairn (FARRER, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for Defence) - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   Yes. The purpose of the training is to provide a small number of officers who are aware of the techniques involved in such operations and trained in defensive measures against their use.

(2)   (a) Six.

(b)   The numbers of officers trained each year


(3)   Army: United States Army Chemical Centre and School, Fort McClellan, Alabama.

Navy: Naval Damage Control Training College, Philadelphia.

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