Educational Establishments.

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


asked the Secretary of State for War whether, seeing that in the Army Estimates provision is made for some 52 educational establishments and schools of instruction, each under a commandant or superintendent with salary ranging up to £1,725 per annum, he will set up a committee to inquire as to the possibility of amalgamation of certain of the schools so that economy may be effected by a reduction in the number of supervisory posts?

Photo of Mr Worthington Evans Mr Worthington Evans , Colchester

I do not think that any useful purpose would be served by the appointment of the proposed committee, as these establishments have only recently been subjected to a comprehensive review by a Departmental Committee and are scrutinised periodically in connection with the annual estimates; but if the hon. Member has any specific suggestion to make I will consider it.

Photo of Mr James Maxton Mr James Maxton , Glasgow Bridgeton

Are the salaries mentioned in the question subject to annual increments?

Photo of Mr Worthington Evans Mr Worthington Evans , Colchester

I should like notice of that question.