HC Deb 13 December 1900 vol 88 cc679-80

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether the sons of officers of the Regular Army are admitted to the Royal Military Academy as gentlemen cadets at a reduced rate; and whether similar privileges are conceded to Volunteer officers with regard to their sons; and, if not, whether, in view of the valuable services given by the Volunteers in the war and the expenses entailed upon Volunteer officers in keeping up their corps, they will be put on the same footing as officers of the Line with respect to the admission of their sons to the Royal Military Academy.


The House has been informed on previous occasions that this cannot be done. The State, by diminution of fees, contributes towards the education of the sons of officers, and more especially of those in the lower ranks who have made the Army their profession. There, are not the same grounds for making the concession in the case of Volunteer officers.