§ MR. SCHWANN
I beg to ask the Civil Lord of the Admiralty whether, as Manchester is now a seaport, he would cause examinations of the Royal Naval Engineering College to be held there, as is done in certain other ports in the United Kingdom, and in view of the very suitable material to be found amongst the population of the district, of which Manchester is the centre, for adding to the engineering strength of the Navy?
§ * THE CIVIL LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. E. ROBERTSON,) Dundee
I am happy to inform my hon. Friend that a proposal has been made by the Admiralty to the Civil Service Commis- 1444 sioners that Manchester and Birmingham should be made centres for the examination of candidates for entry into the Training: School for Engineer Students at Keyham.