HC Deb 24 November 1965 vol 721 c508
48. Mr. Murton

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions are taking place on the principle of establishing a single staff college for the three Services.

Mr. Healey

Staff training, including the possibility of establishing a single staff college, is at present under review. But I would point out to the hon. Gentleman that 25 per cent. of staff training is already carried out on a joint Service basis.

Mr. Murton

Would not the Secretary of State agree that two levels of staff instruction are vital, so that junior officers should thoroughly understand their own Service before they take part in a joint staff college?

Mr. Healey

Yes, Sir. This point is well borne in mind and is under consideration by those considering the question.