§ MR. O'SHEA
asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether Militia officers are ineligible for the classes of instruction in field works and surveying at Chatham; and, if so, whether any exception has been made to this rule?
§ MR. CHILDERS
I find, Sir, that in 1877, my Predecessor, Viscount Cranbrook, stated, in reply to a Question from my hon. Friend the Member for Frome (Mr. H. Samuelson), that he-could not give leave to officers of Militia Infantry to study at Chatham. This rule has been observed, except in the case of one or two officers actually residing at Chatham. I see no reason to extend this permission further.