HC Deb 25 February 1926 vol 192 cc729-30W

asked the Secretary of State for War the date of the notification of the recent decrease in Army officers' pay and the number of cadets at Woolwich and Sandhurst, respectively, at that date; and whether, before these cadets committed themselves to a military career, either they or their parents received any warning that the rate of pay was to be reduced?

Captain KING

The Army Order promulgating the revised rates of pay was published on the 17th October, 1925; at that date there were 220 cadets at Woolwich and 549 cadets at Sandhurst. As regards the second part of the question, no specific warning was given to parents, but I think it was a matter of common knowledge after the Report of the Anderson Committee in July, 1923, that reductions in the rates of pay of all three fighting services were under consideration.