HC Deb 01 July 1963 vol 680 c22W
Dr. A. Thompson

asked the Secretary of State for War what was the number of successful applicants for commissions in the period 1952–62; how many of these candidates were educated at independent public schools, direct grant schools, and state schools, respectively; and what percentage of the whole these numbers constitute, respectively.

Mr. Godber

I regret that records are not maintained in such a way as to enable all the information asked for to be provided. However, of the 4,728 officer cadets who have entered the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst in the past ten years, 3,122 or 66 per cent. came from independent public schools and direct grant schools, and 1,606 or 34 per cent. came from other schools.