§ 22. Commander BELLAIRS
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty when the buildings of the naval colleges at Dart mouth and Osborne were commenced respectively; and whether he can state the maximum number of cadets that can be accommodated at each, and the total cost of the buildings up to date?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
Dartmouth College was commenced in 1898 and can at present accommodate 594 cadets. It cost approximately £532,000. Osborne College was commenced in 1903 and can at present 1277 accommodate 528 cadets. It cost approximately, including hospitals, etc., £198,000. The amounts given in both cases represent all the "works" expenditure which has been incurred to date, including the acquisition of land. In the case of Dartmouth, however, the figure given also includes the outlay on "machinery" up to 1908–9, as the money spent up to, and including, that year was charged to the Naval Works Loan.