HC Deb 19 March 1912 vol 35 c1706

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether it is the intention of his Board to abandon Osborne as a training college, owing to the constant ill-health amongst the naval cadets there?


There is no foundation for the allegation contained in the hon. Member's question. Excluding epidemic diseases, the average number on the sick list daily during 1911 was seven, or under 2 per cent. The epidemic diseases are not attributable to the buildings, and the numbers suffering from these diseases were not greater than was to be expected in boys of that age.