§ MR. BELLAIRS (Lynn Regis)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he can state the proportion of candidates to vacancies submitting themselves to examination papers set by the Civil Service examiners for H.M.S. "Britannia" in 1902, and the proportion of candidates to the numbers passed submitting themselves to the examination papers set by the Oxford and Cambridge examiners for the qualifying examinations in 1905 under the new system for Osborne.
§ *MR. LAMBERT
The proportion of examinees to vacancies in H.M.S. "Britannia" in 1902 was roughly three to one, and at Osborne in 1905 was eight to seven; but as the examination in the former case was competitive, and in the latter only qualifying, the figures are in no way comparable.