HC Deb 13 March 1876 vol 227 cc1864-5

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, Whether it is true that in the examinations held at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, in December last, eight out of eleven Sub-Lieutenants were plucked, and that since six out of the eight had been dismissed the service; whether those young officers had not all served for eight years or thereabouts; and, whether there was any other cause for the dismissal of the six than that they had failed to obtain the requisite number of marks laid down in the rules?


, in reply, said, that the facts stated in the Question of the hon. Gentleman were correct, with this addition—that the six who were dismissed were dismissed in accordance with the rules of the Service, after failing twice in their examination.