HC Deb 06 March 1896 vol 38 cc356-7
SIR U. KAY-SHUTTLEWORTH (Lancashire, Clitheroe)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty, whether he can state what changes in the dates for the next two or more examinations for Naval Cadetships are probable, and when the new scheme of examination is likely to be announced?

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

The details of the changes proposed in the examinations for the Britannia have not yet been fully worked out, but I may say that no alteration will be made in the next ensuing examination, which will be held under the same conditions as before. It will be necessary to introduce the proposed changes in age and examination gradually, so as to prevent inconvenience to the candidates, and also the difficulties which would occur in the Britannia if the age of new entries were suddenly raised by six months or more.