HC Deb 26 June 1900 vol 84 c1123

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War will he explain why officers of the Auxiliary forces who give their services to the country voluntarily are called upon to pay foes for their sons at the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich and the Royal Military College at Sandhurst nearly four times the amount of those paid by officers of the Regular forces; and can he, as some recognition of their services, see his way to recommend a diminution of these fees in favour of Volunteer officers who have served the State for a definite period.


The State by diminution of fees contributes towards the education of the sons of officer's who have made the Army their profession, and more especially of those in the lower ranks. There are not the same grounds for making the concession in the case of Volunteer officers.

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