§ Mr. MERRIMAN
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can give the comparative cost to the State, per head per annum, of the education of cadets at Woolwich, Sandhurst, Cranwell and Dartmouth, respectively?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
As regards the first three colleges, the gross cost per head for the current financial year is estimated to be as follows:
Towards this expenditure the following average fees are paid by parents:
£ Woolwich 524 Sandhurst 391 Cranwell 615
2166W As regards Dartmouth the annual cost per head is £285, but this figure does not include the annual value of buildings, etc., owned by the Admiralty, and is therefore not strictly comparable with those for Woolwich, Sandhurst and Cranwell. The average fees paid by parents of Dartmouth cadets amount to £125.
£ Woolwich 124 Sandhurst 104 Cranwell 63