§ 10. Captain W. G. HALL
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the cost of training a Dartmouth entry cadet, a special entry cadet prior to being commissioned, and a mate prior to being commissioned as such; the number of cadets to be entered this year via Dartmouth; the special entry system; and the number of mates to be promoted?
§ The FIRST LORD of the ADMIRALTY (Mr. Alexander)
As the reply is rather long, I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ The reply is as follows:
§ The gross overhead cost of training a cadet at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, based on a period of 11 terms (3⅔ years) at that establishment and excluding the cost of any training given after the cadet is sent to the Fleet for service afloat on completion of his Dartmouth course, is estimated at £1,140. Towards this expense, contributions amounting to approximately £455 on the average are received from the parents or guardians. The overhead cost of training (duration one year) of a special entry cadet in His Majesty's Ship "Erebus" is estimated at £356, based on latest figures available. The overhead cost of the various technical courses undergone by acting mates prior to confirmation in that rank is estimated at £390. This sum is based on latest figures available and represents a proportionate part of the cost of the technical establishments at which the instruction is given. Neither the number of cadets to be entered during the year nor the number of mates who will be selected can yet be given.