53. Captain FABER
asked the Secretary of State for War how many vacancies were offered for examination into the Royal Military College at the recent examination, how many gentlemen competed, and how many were discarded at the medical examination; and whether any steps are being taken to increase competition?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Mr. H. J. Tennant)
Two hundred and fifteen Royal Military College Cadetships were offered for competition at the recent examination and there were between 350 and 360 candidates for them. About thirty-seven of these were pronounced unfit by the medical board, but they have the option of presenting themselves before the Appeal Board next month. The supply of candidates is at present the subject of inquiry.