HC Deb 30 July 1857 vol 147 c711

said, he would beg to ask the Under Secretary for War, whether it is the intention of Government (after the Gentlemen Cadets of the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich admitted previous to Christmas, 1855, shall have received their Commissions in the Royal Artillery and Engineers) to bestow all the Commissions in the two Ordnance Corps upon candidates who have obtained their Cadet-ships at Woolwich by means of an open competitive examination, as at present, and in conformity with the memorandum of the Secretary of State for War, dated January, 1856?


said, he was afraid he could not at that moment give any answer to the question asked him by the hon. Gentleman. The whole question of the reorganization of the Military Academy at Woolwich, and the Royal Military College at Sandhurst, was referred to the Council on Military Education, and no recommendation had yet been made by the Council to the Government, who were therefore not in a position to say whether the course mentioned by the hon. Gentleman had been taken.