HC Deb 06 July 1876 vol 230 c1049

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, Whether he has any objection to extend to Irish boys in general the provision which enables the sons of pensioners only in Ireland to enter the Royal Navy; and, whether in such case he would place training ships in Irish harbours for the special purpose of the naval education of such boys, there being at present no training ships in Ireland?


The Admiralty has at present no training ship available which could be placed in an Irish port; but Irish boys eligible for the service are received on board the existing training ships if they present themselves. It is not, therefore, considered desirable at present to alter the existing regulations.