Riding Establishment (Royal Artillery).

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

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Photo of Mr Benjamin Smith Mr Benjamin Smith , Bermondsey Rotherhithe

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asked the Secretary of State for War if he will furnish details of the proposed expenditure of £13,000 for riding instruction to the 225 cadets at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, during the year 1925–26?

Photo of Mr Worthington Evans Mr Worthington Evans , Colchester

The figure quoted represents the share of the cost of the Riding Establishment, Royal Artillery, which is estimated to be attributable to the instruction of cadets at the Royal Military Academy. The detailed estimate of the cost of the Riding Establishment, Royal Artillery, is shown on page 60 of Army Estimates, 1925–26.

Photo of Mr Benjamin Smith Mr Benjamin Smith , Bermondsey Rotherhithe

Surely the amount of £60, approximately, per cadet, for riding, is an exorbitant figure; would the right hon. Gentleman not consider reducing it and applying the balance to increasing the wages?