HC Deb 14 June 1898 vol 59 c219
COLONEL DALBIAC (Camberwell, N.)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War will he explain why a special Militia literary examination has been fixed for 29th June, a period when considerably more than half the Militia regiments are out for their annual training, and consequently candidates are prevented from attending; and why the publication of the April literary examination was delayed to such a date that those officers who failed at that examination were debarred from applying for leave to attend the special examination announced for the 29th instant?


An additional literary examination for Militia candidates has been fixed for the same date as the examination for Sandhurst in order to allow candidates who had not the opportunity of passing in April to do so in anticipation of their military examination in October. The attendance at the April examination was unusually large; but the result was announced as soon as possible. Every officer who failed in April and has applied for leave to attend in June has been granted the necessary permission.