§ Mr. LEACH
The number of boys and men at present under instruction at No. 1 School of Technical Training, Halton, is 2,132. The purpose of the school is to train boys as Royal Air Force tradesmen in such trades as fitters, carpenters, coppersmiths, etc., and they are not trained in flying. The annual cost of maintenance of the camp varies according to the number of personnel undergoing instruction, but on the basis of the number at present under training the cost, including their pay and maintenance, is at the rate of approximately £425,000 a year.