HC Deb 22 February 1900 vol 79 cc792-3
ADMIRAL FIELD () Sussex, Eastbourne

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the difficulty which exists in obtaining officers, and having regard to the number of candidates who were unsuccessful at the examinations in 1899 for entry into Woolwich Academy and Sandhurst, many of whom are the sons of officers and have spent years in preparation for a military career, he would consider the advisability of admitting to Woolwich and Sandhurst a certain number of such candidates as had obtained, say, 4,000 marks or more to till vacancies as they occur between now and midsummer.


The colleges are now full; but if vacancies occur between this and June the admission of candidates who were unsuccessful at the last examination will be carefully considered.