§ Mr. Trotter
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what was the number of students attending courses at each of the three Service musical schools in 1973 and in 1958; and what would be the anticipated savings if the three schools were amalgamated.
§ Mr. William Rodgers
The following table lists the number of students attending courses at each of the three Services musical schools:
1958 1973 Royal Marine School of Music 146* 104 Royal Military School of Music 224 283 RAF HQ Music Services 90 23 *Estimate
An examination in 1968 concluded that integration of Service training of musicians offered no significant advantages. No estimate has been made whether amalgamation of the three schools would produce savings.