HC Deb 15 September 1909 vol 10 cc2291-2W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether the number of teachers in the Duke of York's School has been reduced by about 10 and the number of boys by about 30; and, if so, whether this loss to the sons of old soldiers is to be permanent?


The hon. and gallant Member has been misinformed. While in view of the formation of the new Queen Victoria School it was decided to reduce the students by 10, from 40 to 30, it was also decided to increase the boys by 30, from 480 to 510, three boys being admitted for each student reduced. As the Queen Victoria School was unable to accommodate students as soon as was expected, the reduction of students at the Duke of York's School has been temporarily suspended.