HC Deb 04 August 1887 vol 318 c1160
MR. C. HALL (Cambridge, Chesterton)

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether, having regard to the much higher standard passed by the candidates for admission to Woolwich Academy in July last than in December, 1866, he will give instructions that as many more than the 60 successful candidates mentioned in the published list may be admitted as is possible, several of the unsuccessful candidates having obtained 1,600 marks more than the last candidate admitted in December, 1886?

THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. E. STANHOPE) (Lincolnshire, Horncastle)

The limit to the admission of candidates to Woolwich is the accommodation for cadets afforded by the Royal Military Academy. I find that accommodation is already taken up to the very utmost.