HC Deb 28 January 1929 vol 224 cc606-7

asked the Secretary of State for War the number and strength of the senior and junior cadet corps in this country in each of the years 1898, 1906, 1914, and the latest available figure, together with the Government financial contribution in each case?


The senior and junior officers' training corps contingents were instituted in 1908; the cadet corps were first officially recognised in 1910. I have therefore had a table prepared showing the figures for 1914 and 1928, and I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

1914. 1923.
Contingents. Numbers (excluding officers). Grants. Contingents. Numbers (excluding officers). Grants.
Officers' Training Corps— £ £
Senior Division 23 5,208* 56,090† 20 4,258* 88,300†
Junior Division 159 26,504* 173 33,838*
Cadet Corps 1,007 39,045‡ 5,035 935 49,014‡ 10,332ş
* These figures relate to 1st October.
† Efficiency and other grants, and camp grants, etc.; excludes pay of Permanent Staff, etc. See page 45, Army Estimates, 1914–15, and pages 62 and 63, Army Estimates, 1928.
‡ These figures relate to 31st October.
ş See pages 60 and 61, Army Estimates, 1928. Excludes cost of loan of camp equipment, etc.