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Parliamentary Reporter P.A. WELLINGTON, this day. Men who were being released on narole from military defaulters detention camps were being considered for employment as attendants in mental hospitals, said the Minister of Finance, Mr. Nash, replying to an urgent question by Mr. W. J. Broadfoot (Nat., Waitomo), in the House of Representatives. If they were found suitable for this employment, they were being directed accord inffly* j Mr. Broadfoot's question suggested that men of-the first furlough draft were still debarred from taking such work, and that mental hospital staffs objected to defaulters being sent to work "with them. In reply to this part of the question, Mr. Nash said that four members of the first furlough draft had not yet been returned to their positions as attendants, but the question of reemploying them was under consideration by the, Government. Representatives of the institutions concerned had been consulted about defaulters, the Minister continued, and, while they said they would prefer not to have these men, they had agreed that there was justification for their direction. An unqualified assurance was given that the.men would be employed only until they could, bo. replaced by other men.

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RELEASED DEFAULTERS, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 175, 26 July 1945

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RELEASED DEFAULTERS Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 175, 26 July 1945

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