CAPTAIN PHILLPOTTS (Devon, Torquay)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is now in a position to publish the new regulations for the entry of naval cadets on board H. M. S. Britannia; whether the increase in the age of candidates to 15½ years is to be gradual or immediate, and when will such change commence; and whether any change is to be made in the dates on which examinations are usually held, or in the subjects thereof?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. G. J. GOSCHEN,) St. George's, Hanover Square
No, they are not yet ready for publication. The increase in age will be gradual, commencing as at present proposed, in January next. Some changes will be made in the dates of examination, and certain modifications in the subjects, which are now under the consideration of the Board.