asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that there is no unit of the Army Cadet Corps in Kensington and the establishment of one is forbidden because the ceiling of 4,500 for the County of London has been reached; and whether he will forthwith increase the numbers of cadets allowed in London to at least the figure allowed for the Air Training Corps?
asked the Secretary of State for War to what extent the refusal of an application asking that a new company of the Army Cadet Corps might be formed in Kensington, as a number of Kensington boys are anxious to join such a corps was due to the fact that uniform was not available; and whether, in order not to discourage boys who are anxious to become cadets, arrangements will be made for the approval of additional units with official brassards in lieu of uniform, pending the time when the proper uniform can be supplied?
I understand that the County of London Cadet Committee, who would be responsible for the organisation and administration of a unit in Kensington, have never been asked to start one there. They could not now do so for the reason mentioned in the former Question. Not only the supply position but also the difficulty of finding and training a sufficient number of suitable leaders is a limiting factor upon the size of the Army Cadet Force, which would make difficult the adoption of the suggestion of my hon. Friend the Member for South Kensington (Sir W. Davison). I am, however, keeping the position constantly under review.