§ MR. BELLAIRS (Lynn Regis)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether executive naval officers are subjected to regular tests for eyesight after their first entry as cadets; and whether the tests as regards eyesight were as severe for engineer cadets entering Key-ham as for naval cadets entering the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. EDMUND ROBERTSON,) Dundee
With the exception of officers qualifying as navigating officers in H.M.S. "Dryad," executive naval officers are not subjected to any regular tests for eyesight after their first entry. The tests as regards eyesight for engineer cadets entering Key ham were identical in every respect with those for naval cadets entering the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.
§ MR. BELLAIRS
asked if it was not possible to follow the example of America in testing the eyesight of officers sometime after they had been in the service.