HC Deb 13 November 1945 vol 415 cc2058-9W
Captain C. Smith

asked the Secretary of State for War how many engineering cadets were accepted for service in the Army; how many of them were accepted for commissions; and how many of them had been in the Army prior to their taking the engineering cadet course.

Mr. Lawson

Up to 1st November, 1, 167 engineering cadets who had passed their examinations had been called up for service in the Army. Of these, 606 have been accepted as suitable for cadet training with a view to beng granted commissions in technical corps, and 490 are either undergoing primary training or a special course of instruction to try and improve their officer qualities, before appearing before a Selection Board. 115 cadets had service in the Army prior to taking up the engineering cadet course.