§ Mr. LAWSON
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office how many commissions have been granted during the past year; and if he will give the number of rankers who were given commissions?597W
§ Mr. DUFF COOPER
Out of 611 commissions granted during the past 12 months, 25 were granted to non-commissioned officers through Cadet Colleges and 46 were granted to warrant officers as quartermasters. The figure of 611 does not include commissions as medical, veterinary and dental officers, or chaplains; the figure of 46 includes quartermasters in the Royal Army Medical Corps.