HC Deb 30 May 1906 vol 158 c382

To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty, if he will state the names of the Gentlemen of the Admiralty Board who select, by oral examination, candidates for training at the Royal Naval College, Osborne, for cadetships; and will he state the qualifications of these Gentlemen for the examination work which they thus undertake; will he state the number of youths who have presented themselves for the oral examinations, and how many of that number were selected by the Admiralty Board after these examinations.

(Answered by Mr. Edmund Robertson.) The hon. Member apparently refers to the Interview Committee appointed before each qualifying examination to interview and report on the various candidates. This Committee always includes a distinguished naval officer and an experienced schoolmaster. A new Committee is appointed each time, and the names are not published in advance, but the hon. Member will find in Parliamentary Papers [Cd. 1962] of 1904, and [Cd. 2450], of 1905, the names of the first six Committees appointed and a full account of their proceedings.