§ Viscount SANDON
asked the Secretary of State for War what is the strength of the cadet force, and how many of these entered the various branches of His Majesty's forces; what is the strength of the Officers' Training Corps, and how many of these entered the various branches of His Majesty's forces; what is the cost to the nation of cadets and the Officrs' Training Corps; and what capitation grant is given in each case?
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
The strength of the Cadet Force on 31st October, 1926, was approximately 2,360 officers and 46,400 other ranks. During the year ending on that, date over 2,100 cadets and ex-cadets are known to have entered His Majesty's forces. The strength of the Junior Division, Officers' Training Corps on 1st October, 1926, was approximately 645 officers and 33,500 cadets. During 1926, 1;100 ex-cadets were appointed to commissions in the Regular Army, the772W Supplementary Reserve, the Territorial Army and its Reserve of Officers. The estimated annual cost of the Cadet Force, based on its present strength of qualified cadets, is some £15,000, and of the Junior Division, Officers' Training Corps, £80,000. The capitation grants in respect of qualified cadets are 5s. (up to a maximum of 60,000 qualified cadets) in the case of the Cadet Force, and £1 4e. in the case of the Junior Division of the Officers' Training Corps.