§ 41. Mr. Lindsay
asked the President of the Board of Education what arrangements exist between his Department and 919 the War Office to safeguard the conditions and education standards of Army cadets below the age of 16?
§ Mr. Lindsay
I have seen the circular. Will the hon. Gentleman have a further look into it, because in one London borough 50 per cent. of the cadets have dropped off in the last few months. I think it requires some further examination.
§ Mr. Ede
The matter is receiving constant attention. I know that the county cadet committees and the local education authorities are very actively co-operating in the matter, and I think a substantial improvement in the education facilities for Army cadets is being made over wide stretches of the country.
§ Sir Joseph Lamb
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that unless the ceiling is increased many of the boys will be unable to join the Forces?