HC Deb 22 June 1972 vol 839 c146W
36. Mr. Hattersley

asked the Minister of State for Defence what proposals he has for further alterations in the system of training Army officers.

Mr. G. Johnson Smith

Following the introduction of the new pattern of officer cadet training, which I described during the debate on the Army Estimates on 16th March, a much wider review of the training of Army officers is to be made, covering the time from first commissioning up to promotion to lieutenant-colonel and including staff training. When the terms of reference and composition of the reviewing body are settled I will make a further announcement.—[Vol. 833. c. 784–5.]