HC Deb 16 March 1885 vol 295 c1243

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether he will have any objection to quote from or lay upon the Table any Report from the Medical Officers who have recommended that so long an interval as from 7.55 A.M. for breakfast to 2.15 P.M. for luncheon is an improvement on previous arrangements for the gentlemen cadets at Woolwich; and, on what authority he states that the cadets approve of the abolition of their two intermediate meals, and of the present arrangement?


In their last Report the Board of Visitors strongly recommended a change in the mode of living of the cadets at the Royal Military Academy; and the Governor informs me that the medical officer himself fixed the hours of which the hon. Member complains. The new arrangements have been made solely in the interests of the health of the cadets. I will make inquiries whether the intervals between the meals cannot be lessened without seriously interfering with the scheme of daily studies. My authorities for the statement that the cadets prefer the new arrangement are the Governor and the Adjutant of the Academy.