HC Deb 23 February 1920 vol 125 cc1308-9W

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?


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.