27. Mr. ROBINSON
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what institutions or correspondence colleges are supplying correspondence courses to men in the Navy as practical instruction in vocational training; what are the vocations being taught by correspondence; and whether the 25 per cent. of the fees payable from naval funds are paid to the men who take up the courses or direct to the institutions providing the courses?
The only correspondence courses of which the Admiralty has official knowledge are those of the International Correspondence Schools Limited, with which organisation special arrangements have been made with the primary object of assisting men serving afloat to fit themselves for the practical vocational instruction which is carried out at Fleet bases and the home ports. With regard to the second part of the question, I will send the hon. Member a copy of the Admiralty Fleet Order (2792/1925) which will give him full information. As regards the third part, the Admiralty contribution, together with the proportion paid by the 2269 men on enrolment, is remitted through the Admiralty to the International Correspondence Schools Limited.