§ 64. Mr. R. Gibson
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that cadets in Scotland, born in Scotland, and brought up in Scotland, some the sons of officers in Scottish regiments, are being refused commissions in Scottish regiments, and are being posted to English regiments, and that grave disappointment and discontent are being caused thereby; and whether he will remedy this grievance?
§ Sir V. Warrender
All cadets at officer cadet training units are given the opportunity of stating the names of three regiments, in order of priority, to which they would prefer to be posted, and selection is made accordingly, so far as vacancies allow. Whenever possible, Scottish cadets who cannot be given a vacancy in one of the regiments of their choice are appointed to another Scottish regiment. When, however, the output of Scottish cadets exceeds the vacancies in Scottish regiments, some of them have to be appointed to other regiments.
§ Mr. Gibson
Does that mean that there are far more Scottish cadets than there are places available for them in their 1642 own units and that the number of cadets who are Scottish is out of proportion to the others?