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Cadets, Sandhurst

Volume 463: debated on Thursday 14 April 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for War what stoppages are deductable, and for what purposes, from the pay of the cadets at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst; and what stoppages are deductable from the pay of cadets which it is not customary to deduct from the pay of a private soldier.

The stoppages deduct-able from the pay of an officer cadet at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, total 8s. 6d. a week; they are for National Insurance, R.M.A. Sandhurst subscription mainly for extra messing, and servant's pay. There are additional voluntary stoppages for haircutting, extra laundry, clubs and societies, and sports equipment. The amount deducted for these items depends on the extent to which an officer cadet makes use of the facilities available; it does not normally exceed 5s. a week. Of the above stoppages, the following would not be deducted from the pay of a private soldier: R.M.A. Sandhurst subscription, servant's pay, clubs and societies, and sports equipment.

asked the Secretary of State for War what pay and allowances are receivable by cadets at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.

Cadets at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, receive pay at the rate of 5s. 0d. a day on entry and 6s. 6d. a day after 12 months' (total) service unless their rank or classification at the time of entry entitles them to higher rates, in which case they continue to receive them during the course. The cadets receive the normal allowances of a private soldier or those appropriate to any higher rank held on entry.