§ MR. GOURLEY
I beg to ask the Civil Lord of the Admiralty if the 1,292 boys just reported as being proposed for entry into the Navy during the current financial year is in addition to the annual entry of 3,700 boys for three years, or 2,500 less?
§ MR. ASHMEAD-BARTLETT
The number, 1,292, is the estimated increase on the total number of boys to be borne in the Navy, both for service and training, for the year 1892–93, as compared with the same total for the year 1891–92. The number to be entered during 1892–93 is 3,700, which is two hundred more than in the preceding year.