HC Deb 11 February 1926 vol 191 cc1248-9W

asked the Secretary of State for War how many universities and colleges, public schools, secondary and higher schools, respectively, have Cadet Corps, and the amount of State grant made in respect of such cadet corps in the current financial year; and what is the public expenditure for this purpose, if any, during each of the years 1909–14 and each of the years 1919–24?

Captain KING

The hon. Member will find in the Army List the names of those universities and schools which furnish a contingent of the Officers' Training Corps, and in the Cadet List the names of those schools which have Cadet Corps. The provision in Estimates for the State grant to the Officers' Training Corps during the current year is £79,950, and to the Cadet Corps. £15,000.

The grants in past years have been as follow:

Officers Training Corps. Cadet Corps.
£ £
1909 31,000 Nil
1910 57,300 265
1911 56,000 1,600
1912 54,600 3,700
1913 55,000 4,250
1914 56,000 5,000
1919 47,000 13,500
1920 108,000 33,600
1921 83,000 36,000
1922 67,000 30,000
1923 70,000 Nil
1924 74,000 Nil
In addition, permanent staff is provided for the senior division of the Officers' Training Corps, the cost of which is estimated at £16,000 in the current year. The grants mentioned above do not include the depreciation of public stores and equipment.