HC Deb 17 February 1972 vol 831 c602
11. Sir F. Maclean

asked the Minister of State for Defence if he will report on the progress of the scheme to commission young men into the Army while they are waiting to go up to university.

Mr. G. Johnson Smith

In the 1971 pilot scheme 24 were commissioned. Twelve of these applied for and were granted university cadetships; one more decided to remain with his regiment for a further year before going up. Although recruiting was not the primary purpose of this scheme it was an unqualified success and the 1972 intake of 40 is now training at Mons.

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