§ MAJOR ANSTRUTHER-GRAY (St. Andrews Burghs)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether it is the intention to reduce the numbers to be trained at the Duke of York's School, which was established for the benefit of poor soldiers' children, from some 550 to 480; and, if so, to what purpose the money thus saved is to be applied.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. HALDANE,) Haddington
The numbers will be reduced as stated. The reduction has been made because of the establishment of the Queen Victoria School at Edinburgh which fulfils a similar purpose to the Duke of York's School. The expenditure upon it quite absorbs any saving made upon the latter school.
§ MAJOR ANSTRUTHER-GRAY
May I take it there is no intention to reduce the number of boys receiving the benefit of the charity?
§ MR. HALDANE
I cannot answer that, but there will now be three schools—the Duke of York's, the Hibernian, and the Queen Victoria School.