§ Dr. A. Thompson
asked the Secretary of State for Air how many pupils from Scottish schools were awarded commissions in the period 1952 to 1962; and what percentage this constitutes of the total number of commissions granted.
§ Mr. H. Fraser
As I explained to the hon. Member in a Written Answer on 1st July I cannot provide this type of information because it could be obtained only by examining the personal records of each of the 17,932 officers who were awarded commissions in the period. However, figures for officer cadetships for the period 1954 to 1962 show that, out of a total of 1,214 cadetships, 71 or 5.8 per cent. were awarded to boys from Scottish schools.