§ 69. Mr. PALINGasked the Financial Secretary to the War Office how many of the cadets at present in the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, are exempt from payment of fees; how many are paying the privileged rates of £20, £55, £80, £95, and £105 per year, respectively; how many are full-fee paying students; and will he state how many are sons of noncommissioned officers and how many the sons of privates?

§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON-EVANSAs the answer contains a large number of figures, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

§ Following is the answer:

Number of cadets exempt from fees (i.e., King's Cadets and N.C.O. Cadets) | 43 |

Number of cadets paying privileged rate of £20 | 19 |

Number of cadets paying privileged rate of £55 | 98 |

Number of cadets paying privileged rate of £80 | 92 |

Number of cadets paying privileged rate of £95 | 18 |

Number of cadets paying privileged rate of £105 | 2 |

Number of cadets paying full rate of £200 | 257 |

§ In addition there are 23 cadets paying £105 per annum, having been awarded Prize Cadetships; and 24 cadets holding King's India Cadetships, whose rate of contribution is assessed by the India Office. The number who are sons of N.C.O. s is five; there are no eons of privates.