HC Deb 09 March 1915 vol 70 c1251
42. Mr. PAGET

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if leave has been refused to form new corps of the Officers' Training Corps, for instance, Merchant Taylors and Crosby School, refusing to allow existing corps to be enlarged, such as the County School, Cambridge, and reducing existing corps, as in the case of Westminster and other schools?


Such offers have been received, but, while the zeal and patriotism which has prompted them is fully appreciated, it is felt that the personnel and facilities for military training in existence should not be used at this juncture for the instruction of persons who cannot take part in this War, and it is considered that present needs are better met by concentrating effort on existing contingents rather than by increasing their establishments or forming new contingents. It is not proposed to reduce any of the existing contingents.