29 APRIL 1955, Page 20

EDUCATION TOR THE ARMY.---In a Committee of Supply. last night,

the Ordnance Estimates were voted. MR. HUME objected strongly to the expense of military colleges, and contended that artillery officers should educate them- selves, as other officers arc obliged to do. He did not indeed know that any education was necessary for the Army: the common impres- sion was, that when a young man was fit for nothing else, he should be put into the Army or the Church. MR. R. GORDON, on the other hand, thought the Army the high-road to political promotion, and likely to continue so, while our present Barrack Administration lasted.