§ Mr. CAUTLEY
asked the Under Secretary of State for Air the total cost to the nation of the Royal Air Force School of Music since its institution to the latest convenient date; when did it commence operations; what is its present personnel; does it serve any useful purpose; and whether he will consider the desirability, in the public interest, of forthwith closing it?1309W
§ Major TRYON
I regret that, in the time available, I am not able to reply to the first part of my hon. Friend's question. As soon as I receive the information I will communicate with him. The reply to the second part of his question is July, 1918; to the third, two officers and forty-five other ranks; to the fourth, in the affirmative; and to the fifth, that I see no reason why the Royal Air Force should be deprived of advantages enjoyed by other branches of His Majesty s Service.