The Board has asked local education authorities to give their help in developing the educational aspects of Army cadet training. I am sending my hon. Friend copies of a circular and administrative memorandum dealing with this matter.
I have seen the circular. Will the hon. Gentleman have a further look into it, because in one London borough 50 per cent. of the cadets have dropped off in the last few months. I think it requires some further examination.
The matter is receiving constant attention. I know that the county cadet committees and the local education authorities are very actively co-operating in the matter, and I think a substantial improvement in the education facilities for Army cadets is being made over wide stretches of the country.