HC Deb 06 July 1920 vol 131 cc1216-7
18 and 19. Major HENNESSY

asked the Secretary of State for War (1) whether the War Office is prepared to grant to Secondary School Cadet Corps attending camp the same privileges as regards hospital treatment or allowances as are at present accorded to Junior Officers' Training Cadet Corps;

(2) whether, in the event of the British Red Cross Organisation being prepared to supply hospital treatment, under efficient conditions, to Secondary School Cadet Corps attending camp, the War Office will sanction the payment on behalf of the Cadets requiring to be admitted to hospital of the regulation hospital allowance of 3s. per case per day?


These Territorial Force Cadet Units are raised on the understanding that they should be financially self-supporting. It has recently been decided to make a capitation grant from Army funds in aid of the expenses of the administration and training of these units, but it will not be possible to put them on the same footing as the Junior Officers' Training Corps, or to accept any liability beyond the capitation grant referred to above.

Colonel GREIG

Would it not be well to make it a condition of the grants that these corps will do their best to recruit for the Territorial Army in due course, from their members who have gone through the Cadet Corps?


I should like to have notice of that question