§ Mr. Strang
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many military education committees are in existence; and where are their functions.
§ Mr. Freeman
"Military education committee" is the term used to describe the committee which supervises UOTC training at a university. There are 19 of these committees composed of senior members of academic staff and the commanding officers of service units connected with the university. The duties of the committees are:
- To promote defence studies.
- To supervise UOTC or other Service units at the University.
- To make recommentations for the appointments of Honorary Colonels and Commanding Officers.
- To request the appointment of regular training Majors.
- To liaise with the Services on matters affecting the UOTC.
- To liaise with COMEC (the co-ordinating committee for military education committees).