HC Deb 31 July 1907 vol 179 cc948-9
SIR W. J. COLLINS (St. Pancras, W.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether any changes in the organisation of the Duke of York's Royal Military School are in contemplation; whether it is proposed to make any change in the method of conducting the examinations; whether the Army Council has decided that examinations are in future to be conducted by the teachers themselves, or whether external examiners will be employed either in association with the teachers or as independent examiners.


The Army Council, in the matter of examinations, as well as in the general system of instruction in the Duke of York's Royal Military School, are following, as far as practicable, the system in force in the civil schools of this country. In carrying out these changes, officials of the Board of Education have been consulted and have freely given the Council the benefit of their experience and assistance. But I agree with my hon. friend that it would be well to adopt the suggestion that external examiners should be associated with the teachers.