HC Deb 24 March 1980 vol 981 cc405-6W
Mr. Wrigglesworth

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of applicants for commissions in each of the Armed Services came from State schools.

Mr. Hayhoe

In 1979, 83 per cent. of applicants for commissions in the Royal Air Force came from State schools. Similar information is not held centrally for the Royal Navy and the Army as it is not required for management purposes. It could not be obtained without disproportionate effort.

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