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Thursday, 19 October 1911

Senator PEARCE - The answers to the honorable senator's questions are -

1.   Yes. 2. (a) The following instructions were issued on the 18th July, 1911, to Military Commandants of all States : - " So that the universal training clauses of the Defence Act may not unnecessarily interfere with the education of those students in attendance at evening continuation schools and technical colleges, on application being made by such students to their area officers, arrangements are to be made whereby they may be attached to a company which holds its parades at times other than those on which they are required to attend their college."

(b)   Further instructions will be issued to the effect that, as the time approaches when examinations will be conducted at technical colleges, and other schools, on application being made by senior cadets who are students thereat to their area officers, leave of absence is to be granted to them in accordance with the Universal Training Regulations.

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