HC Deb 14 March 1906 vol 153 cc1221-2

To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether the rule is still in force, and will continue in force, that all candidates for naval cadetships will be required to volunteer for any one of the three branches of executive, engineering, and marine officers, so that the Admiralty can allocate the careers of the officers at their sole discretion; and, if so, whether he will notify it in the most public manner, so that the parents of cadets may know that the statement of Admiralty policy, November 30th, which decided against permanent specialisation in the three branches, has been cancelled.

(Answered by Mr. Edmund Robertson.) The rule referred to remains in force, and the statement of Admiralty policy has not been cancelled.