HC Deb 05 April 1938 vol 334 c183
35. Mr. Crowder

asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the continued refusal of the London County Council to allow cadet corps to train in its secondary schools; and whether he will try to persuade education authorities who do not allow such corps to use their schools to change their practice?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

The answer to the first part of the question is, "Yes, Sir." As regards the second part, I anticipate that educational authorities who refuse to allow cadets to use their schools will only change their attitude under increasing pressure of public opinion in favour of allowing such use.

Sir W. Davison

Is it not a fact that the Government give 50 per cent. grant to secondary schools and, having regard to the fact that the Government are in need of officers, is it not fair that a less grant should be paid to schools which do not give the necessary facilities?

Major Macnamara

Is it not time that the central Government exerted their authority and forced their orders to be carried out by the local governments?