§ 14. Mr. B. PETO
asked the Secretary of State for War what, if any, alterations are proposed to be made in the duration of courses at the staff college or of accommodation for officers, in view of the large and increasing number of candidates who present themselves annually for examination to fill the few vacancies available; and whether he can outline the proposals for a course for senior officials?
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
As regards the ast part of the question, it is not proposed to make any changes at present. Alterations of an experimental nature in the classification of students and in the syllabus will be introduced in January next with a view to deciding whether a permanent change in the direction of shortening the course and increasing the output is desirable. As regards the last part, I would ask my hon. Friend to await the reply which my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister is giving to Question No. 34.