§ 15. Mr. DAVID GRENFELL
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what is tile cost per head of the 30 Royal Navy officers and the two Royal Marine officers who take the 11 months' staff course at the Staff College, Greenwich, figures to include the salary of the officer and the cost of tuition and maintenance at the college; and what periods of leave are given during the 11 months?
The cost of the staff course at the Staff College, Greenwich, including the accommodation and messing (within the authorised scale) of the officers undergoing the course, is estimated at £600 a head. This figure does not allow for the pay of the graduating officers, which depends on their respective ranks and seniorities: and obviously cannot properly be treated as part of the cost of the course. Two weeks leave is given at Easter and eight weeks in the summer, but graduating officers devote time during the summer vacation to study and to the preparation of lectures to be given in the following term.