HC Deb 27 February 1896 vol 37 cc1250-1

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty, whether he is aware that a Committee, appointed by the Admiralty in 1885, to inquire into and report on the Education of Naval Executive Officers, strongly condemned the present mode of education by means of H.M.S. Britannia; that a similar recommendation was made by a Committee on Naval Education which sat in 1875; and that a like recommendation was also made by a Committee which sat in 1870; and whether the Government have taken any and, if so, what steps to carry into effect the above recommendations and to terminate a system of education of Naval Officers which has been condemned by the Committees of different Boards of Admiralty as expensive, inefficient, and wholly un-suited to the requirements of the Service?

THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. G. J. GOSCHEN, St. George's,) Hanover Square

I am giving my attention to the subject, and hope to make a statement on the Estimates.