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POINTS SYSTEM EXPLAINED Parliamentary Reporter WELLINGTON, this day. Details of the points system which will operate'for the demobilisation of personnel of the Royal New Zealand Navy were released this morning by the Minister of Defence, Mr. Jones. The Minister explaned that the officers and ratings with the greatest number of points would have the highest relative priority for demobilisation. A married man would receive eight points for his wife and eight points for each child in respect to whom allowances were payable, said the Minister. For each month of overseas service three points would be allotted and for each month on home service one point. It had to be clearly understood that if the retention of a particular officer or rating was essential to maintain the efficiency of the service he would be retained, although as soon as he could be replaced by a skilled man he would be released in accordance with his priority. The Minister explaned that, as stated previously, absolute priority would be given to men of 41 years of age and over and to men with four or more children..

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NAVY RELEASES, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 184, 6 August 1945

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NAVY RELEASES Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 184, 6 August 1945

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