HC Deb 22 March 1933 vol 276 c313

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty how many men leave the Navy each year; what is the character of the vocational training provided and for how many; and in what measure are these trainees absorbed in industry and agriculture?

The FIRST LORD of the ADMIRALTY (Sir Bolton Eyres Monsell)

The present average number of men who leave the Navy each year and become available for civil employment is approximately 5,000. Vocational training is provided for a certain proportion of these men. During the 12 months ending 30th September, 1932, 1,273 men received this training. With regard to the last part of the question, statistics are not available to show the exact number of men absorbed in civil employment.