§ Lieut.-Colonel HORLICK
asked the Secretary of State for War what has been the cost since their establishment of training schools for tradesmen in the Army; how many men have attended them during the year 1924-25; and how many have passed the tests at the end of the course?2284W
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
I understand that the hon. and gallant Member is referring to the Vocational Training Centres at Hounslow and Catterick for men about to leave the colours. Since their official establishment in April, 1923, these training centres have cost about £75,000. Between 1st April, 1924, and 31st March, 1925, 980 men will have attended; of these, 562 have completed their course and have obtained certificates of qualification; the remaining 417 have not yet completed their course.