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Thursday, 14 June 1906

Senator STYLES (VICTORIA) asked the Minister of Defence, upon notice -

Whether as agreed on between the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth of Australia under the Naval Agreement Act 1903 : -

1.   There are on the Australian Station - One first-class armoured cruiser, two secondclasscruisers, four third-class cruisers, four sloops?

2.   A Royal Naval Reserve consisting of 25 officers and 700 seamen and stokers?

3.   Three vessels being used as drill ships, and one other vessel, manned by Australians and New Zealanders as far as procurable, paid at special rates?

4.   Whether eight naval cadetships have been given annually to persons born in Australia?

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