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Cadet Forces

Volume 448: debated on Wednesday 28 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the expansion of cadet forces in schools; and if he will make a statement. (80660)

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is running a pilot project with a small number of state schools to establish new cadet forces (CCF) in these schools. In order to do this the MOD has drawn on an existing list of schools that had already indicated interest. The Department has discussed this list with the MOD.

Funding for this is being provided directly by the Treasury. The Department has therefore not had any discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer around, nor any involvement in the funding of, this pilot project.