HC Deb 19 November 1930 vol 245 cc412-3
11. Mr. GOULD (for Mr. MOSES)

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the total cost of advertising in the Press during the past three years for men to join the Royal Navy as engine-room artificers; the cost incurred for applicants' travelling and maintenance during. examination tests: the numbers failing to pass; and the expenses incurred in such cases?


As the reply is rather long I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate it in the 0FFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the reply:

The cost of advertising in the Press for engine-room artificers cannot be stated; advertisements arc rarely inserted for engine-room artificers alone, but for all ratings for which vacancies exist.

The numbers failing to pass during the past three years are:

1927–28 4
1928–29 7
1929–30 12

The cost of applicants' travelling and maintenance during examination tests is approximately as follows:

Accepted Applicants. Rejected Applicants.
Travelling. Maintenance including pay. Travelling. Maintenance only.
£ £ £ £
1927–28 50 225 10 2
1928–29 23 103 18 3
1929–30 33 145 31 6