§ MR. KNATCHBULL-HUGESSEN (Kent, Faversham)
I beg to ask the Civil Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that apprentices in the shipwrights' and fitters' trades in Sheerness Dockyard receive 11 hours' instruction per week, while in 10 other trades only four hours is given; and whether he can see his way to return to the old system—namely, all apprentices to attend the same school and receive the same instruction?
§ MR. E. ROBERTSON
The attendance at the dockyard schools, as quoted by the hon. Member, is in accordance with existing Regulations. The whole subject of the future management of these schools is now being inquired into by a Committee recently appointed by the Admiralty.