HC Deb 04 May 1937 vol 323 cc960-1
39. Sir William Davison

asked the Secretary of State for War whether arrangements will be made for pay and allowances to be issued to officer cadets from the Universities during their attachment to Regular Army units in order to qualify themselves for obtaining commissions in the Regular Army, so that these cadets shall not suffer personal financial loss during the period of their attached service?

Mr. Cooper

No, Sir. I see no reason to depart from the general practice whereby candidates for professions do not receive pay while undergoing examinations or preliminary training.

Sir W. Davison

Is it not very hard on these patriotic young men, who wish to fit themselves to take commissions, that they should be put to personal expense in this matter?