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Armed Forces (Applicants For Commissions)

Volume 981: debated on Monday 24 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of applicants for commissions in each of the Armed Services came from State schools.

In 1979, 83 per cent. of applicants for commissions in the Royal Air Force came from State schools. Similar information is not held centrally for the Royal Navy and the Army as it is not required for management purposes. It could not be obtained without disproportionate effort.