§ SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean)
To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty in reference to the non-continuous service seamen serving a limited period in the Fleet and a longer period in the reserves, what number and what proportion of such men will be thus borne at the end of the financial year in March 1907?
(Answered by Mr. Edmund Robertson.) It is estimated that the total number of special service seamen and stokers serving in the Fleet at the end of the financial year 1906–7 will be about 1,400 and 3,500 respectively. The total number of 603 seamen and stokers, including these non-continuous service men provided for in the Estimates for 1906–7, is 44,000 and 29,430.