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Volume 244: debated on Tuesday 4 November 1930

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asked the Secretary of State for War how many warrant officers, non-commissioned officers and men of the Army were granted commissions during the 12 months ended 30th June, 1930, and the comparative figures for the preceding 12 months?

I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT a statement giving the figures for which he asks.

Following are the figures:

STATEMENT showing the number of commissions in the Army granted to other ranks during the years ended 30th June, 1930 and 1929.
Commissions granted to Non-Commissioned Officers rough Cadet Colleges.Commissions direct to Warrant Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers as Quartermasters, etc.
July, 1929—June, 1930.2951
July, 1928—June, 1929.2697


asked the Secretary of State for War what steps, if any, he has taken to increase the number of commissions granted to warrant officers, noncommissioned officers, and men of the Army, and to increase the proportion of such commissions to the total number of commissions granted?

My right hon. Friend has this question under his personal consideration and hopes to be able to deal with it in his speech on the introduction of next year's Army Estimates.