§ MR. WOODALL (Hanley)
I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether it is a fact that under the Regulations of the Royal Military Academy and Royal Military College the contribution payable for a cadet whose father is serving in the Army or Navy varies from £80 for the son of a General or Admiral to £40 for the son of a junior commissioned officer, but that a warrant officer whose son gains admission into Woolwich or Sandhurst is required to pay £150 a year, the sum required for the son of a private gentleman; and, if this be true, whether tie will reconsider the decision which thus excludes non-commissioned officers from the privileges allowed to commissioned members of both Services, of paying proportionately graduated contributions for their sons who may be cadets?
§ MR. BRODRICK
Provision has not been made in the Regulations for the admission of the sons of warrant and non-commissioned officers to the Royal Military Academy or Royal Military College at a reduced rate, because it has been considered that the great expense of the preliminary education would deter such candidates from presenting themselves. Should, however, such a case occur in practice, my right hon. Friend would be quite ready to consider the advisability of amending the warrant.