§ MR. BOND (Nottingham, E)
To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he is aware that the students in the Royal Naval Engineering College at Keyham have not been granted an extra week's holiday this year in celebration of 949 the Coronation; and, having regard to His Majesty's expressed wish on the subject of all schools, whether an extra week may be granted to them at Michaelmas or Christmas.
(Answered by Mr. Arnold-Forster.) It is not intended to grant any extra vacation either to the engineer students or the naval cadets this year in celebration of the Coronation, as it would not be in the interests of those young officers to curtail their period of training. His Majesty's wishes on this subject are understood as having reference to schools, and not to institutions in which officers of the Royal Navy are undergoing instruction.