§ 21. Mr. R. YOUNG
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty what is the object of giving naval schoolmasters at Devonport a course of technical training in engineering; how many are to be specially trained; is the training to be carried out in all other depots as well as in Devonport; and who are to be employed in training them?
§ Mr. AMERY
No naval schoolmasters are given a course of technical training in engineering. Under Section 1, 7 (b), 1085 of the Regulations for the Schoolmaster Branch, Royal Navy, schoolmaster candidates spend a few days of their preliminary course in acquiring such elementary theoretical knowledge of the steam engine and internal combustion engines as may subsequently assist them in their instruction of stoker ratings.