HC Deb 13 March 1912 vol 35 c1235W
Captain O'NEILL

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he will state the number of candidates who were originally declared successful at the last competitive examination for admission to the Royal Military College, Sandhurst; how many additional names were subsequently admitted; what number and percentage failed to pass the medical examination; and how many of these passed on re-examination?

Colonel SEELY

The information is as follows:—One hundred and six candidates were originally declared successful; 61 additional cadetships were subsequently allotted to competitors; 24 candidates (12.3 per cent, of all those examined) failed to reach the ordinary medical standard, but ten of these were subsequently admitted on the recommendation of the appeal board.