HC Deb 05 March 1934 vol 286 cc1530-1

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office if officers commanding depôts are authorised directly to approach county directors of education with a view to bringing to their notice cases in which recruits are found after enlistment to possess low educational attainments?

Captain A. HUDSON

A depôt commander desiring to make representations regarding the quality of recruits would refer the matter to higher military authority. There is a Command Education Officer in each command who is encouraged to keep in close touch with local education authorities on all questions affecting the education of soldiers.


Will the hon. and gallant Gentleman ask the Secretary of State if he will issue definite instructions to officers commanding depôts asking them particularly to bring cases of defective education before the officers mentioned?

Captain A. HUDSON

Yes, Sir.