HC Deb 21 May 1910 vol 116 c355
12. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he will state what is the annual expense to the parents or guardians of a naval cadet at Osborne and Dartmouth in respect of such cadet; and what is the provision existing or contemplated to enable the sons of poor parents to enter the Navy as cadets?


The annual expense to the parent or guardian of a cadet is—

  1. (1) The training fees of £ 75 a year, which the Admiralty have discretion to reduce to £ 10 a year in 25 per cent. of the cases, should the pecuniary circumstances of the parents be considered to call for it.
  2. (2)Initial cost of outfit, approximately £65; and
  3. (3)Personal expenses, varying in individual cases, but amounting, on the average, to somewhere about £ 20 a year.
As regards the last part of the question, I may recall my hon. and gallant Friend's attention to the reply I gave him on 7th May, to the effect that the Admiralty is considering the institution of special facilities to enable bluejacket boys and young sailors to train for commissions.