§ COLONEL BERESFORD
asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether the system now in force in a considerable portion of the barrack room at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, of placing together not less than three, and in many instances recently four, gentleman cadets in rooms fifteen feet wide by thirteen feet in length will be continued, or if he intends to provide a separate room for each such cadet, not only for health sake but to insure the system of volun- 145 tary study in barracks; and, whether, considering that the amount paid by the parents for the education of the cadets is about £21,000 out of the total cost of £29,000, and about £150 for each cadet, he will be prepared to recommend more satisfactory accommodation?
§ MR. CARDWELL
Sir, among the objects recommended as desirable by the Royal Commission on Military Education was that to which the hon. and gallant Member refers. A considerable expenditure has been incurred in promoting various objects recommended by the Commission which have been considered to have priority over this proposal.