§ SIR JOHN COLOMB () Great Yarmouth
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty what was the percentage of men who, in each of the years 1897, 1898, and 1899, completed the full period of service of twelve years, and left the service instead of re-engaging in the following branches of the Naval service respectively—namely, Royal Navy Executive Branch, Royal Navy Engineer Branch, Royal Marine Artillery, and Royal Marine Light Infantry.
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. GOSCHEN, St. George's,) Hanover Square
Time does not admit of the calculations being worked out so as to enable me to reply to the hon. and gallant Member to-day, but I shall be happy to send him the desired information in so far as the available statistics may enable me to do so.