Coast Artillery School, Shoeburyness.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 24th March 1925.

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Photo of Mr Harry Day Mr Harry Day , Southwark Central

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asked the Secretary of State for War whether, seeing that the commandant of the Coast Artillery School receives a salary of £950 and the superintendent of experiments receives a salary of £949, and that the school and experimental establishment are both situated at Shoeburyness, he will consider the desirability of effecting some economy in expenditure by putting both these artillery establishments under one commandant?

Photo of Mr Worthington Evans Mr Worthington Evans , Colchester

Although the Coast Artillery School and the experimental establishment are both at Shoeburyness, the functions of the two establishments, and the qualifications required for their direction are quite distinct, and it would not be feasible to combine them under one commandant. Further, the time of both the commandant of the school and the superintendent of experiments is fully occupied by their respective duties.