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Juvenile Organisations

Volume 244: debated on Tuesday 11 November 1930

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asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is now in a position to make a statement as to the possibility of devising means whereby properly constituted organisations of boys, such as cadet corps, can be assisted to carry on the non-military side of their work, observing that official recognition of the cadet corps movement ceased on 31st October?

As my hon. Friend the Financial Secretary stated last week, I am at present in communication with my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Education on the subject, and conferences between the two Departments are proceeding. Until it is clear whether practical use can be made of such assistance as the War Office is able to offer to juvenile organisations through the medium of the Board, I regret that I am not in a position to make any statement.