§ MR. SCHWANN (Manchester, N.)
I beg to ask the Civil Lord of the Admiralty on what date, approximately, the local examinations will be held in Manchester and Birmingham, of the Royal Naval College, for Engineers; and whether he has any other communications to make as to any conditions, &c., of these examinations?
§ THE CIVIL LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. E. ROBERTSON,) Dundee
The local examinations for engineer students will be held at Manchester and Birmingham, as well as other centres, in April next, but the exact date will not be fixed until January, and may then be ascertained from the Civil Service Commissioners, who conduct the examination. Candidates must be not less than 14 nor more than 17 on the 1st of May next. Successful candidates will be entered as engineer students in the Navy on the 1st of July, and will pass through a course of five years at the Training School for Engineer Students at Keyham. The cost to parents is £40 for each year of the course.