HC Deb 01 March 1898 vol 54 c290
COMMANDER G. R. BETHELL (York, E.R., Holderness)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty if he will state the number of boys entered under the new system (i.e., at a later age and for a short period of training) in each of the six months ending 30th June and 31st December, 1897, and the total number thus entered into the Service?


The number of boys entered in the sea-going training ships in the half-yearly periods specified were 631 and 545 respectively. The total number entered into the Service from this source is 3,438.