Sandhurst College (Staff).

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 21st February 1922.

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Photo of Mr Godfrey Locker-Lampson Mr Godfrey Locker-Lampson , Wood Green

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asked the Secretary of State for War whether it is proposed to make any reduction in the staff at Sandhurst for the training of cadets?

Photo of Mr Worthington Evans Mr Worthington Evans , Colchester

I do not think any immediate reduction in the instructional staff of 62 persons for 700 cadets is practicable but I am reviewing the whole position.

Photo of Mr Godfrey Locker-Lampson Mr Godfrey Locker-Lampson , Wood Green

May I ask whether at the present moment there is a staff of 562 persons to look after 700 cadets?

Photo of Mr Worthington Evans Mr Worthington Evans , Colchester

The instructional staff number not 562 but 62.

Photo of Mr Godfrey Locker-Lampson Mr Godfrey Locker-Lampson , Wood Green

I referred to the whole staff.

Photo of Mr Worthington Evans Mr Worthington Evans , Colchester

I have said I am looking into the whole question.

Photo of Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy , Kingston upon Hull Central

How is it that 12 cadets are considered sufficient for an instructor at the Royal Military College, while under the Education Department a teacher has to instruct 50 pupils?

Photo of Mr Worthington Evans Mr Worthington Evans , Colchester

That question should not be addressed to me.