§ 44. Major HORE-BELISHA
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty how many apprentices completed their training in His Majesty's Dockyard, Devonport, during 1922, 1923 and 1924, respectively; and how many of these have been retained in Devonport Dockyard as hired men since completing their apprenticeships, showing the figures in respect of each of the years mentioned?
The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Mr. Davidson)
In 1922, 169 apprentices completed their 1075 training and 76 were retained as hired men. In 1923 the figures were 645 and 455 and in 1924, 254 and 248 respectively.
I have already answered questions on that subject. Whenever there is a vacancy they have consideration.