Sea and Army Cadet Units.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education. – in the House of Commons on 19th February 1942.

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Photo of Mr Kenneth Lindsay Mr Kenneth Lindsay , Kilmarnock

asked the President of the Board of Education what action his Department is taking in relation to the formation of additional Army and sea-cadet units throughout the country?

Photo of Mr R.A. Butler Mr R.A. Butler , Saffron Walden

In Circular 1577 the Board called the attention of local education authorities to the projected expansion by the Admiralty and War Office respectively of the Sea and Army Cadet units. Contacts are being established locally between the education officers in all Higher Education areas and the representatives of the Sea and Army Cadet organisations.

Photo of Mr Kenneth Lindsay Mr Kenneth Lindsay , Kilmarnock

Will my right hon. Friend see to it that each of these units has a proper supply of leaflets, so that false hopes will not be raised in these boys when they are interviewed?

Photo of Mr R.A. Butler Mr R.A. Butler , Saffron Walden

The organisation of these units is a matter for the Admiralty and the War Office respectively. I have no doubt they will pay attention to this vital matter, and I see no reason at all why in this respect hopes should be disappointed.

Viscountess Astor:

The Admiralty and the War Office are both overworked at the present time.