§ 66. Mr. Parker
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the total cost of Dartmouth College during the current year; the number of cadets borne; the total number of staff; the cost per cadet; the various scales of fees charged to the parents and guardians; the bursaries granted; and the numbers now being educated there under the various scales?
The total estimated cost of Dartmouth College for the current financial year is £99,850. The average number of cadets was 426, and the number at present is 440. The total number of staff is 309. The gross cost per cadet a year is about £260, and the net cost, that is, after allowing for the average fee paid by parents, is £137. This assessment of cost allows, not only for cash expenditure in Navy Estimates, but also for expenditure falling on Civil Estimates* and for the accruing non-effective liability of the staff of the college. The standard fee charged to parents or guardians is £150 a year, but reduced rates, details of which I am sending to the hon. Member, are allowed to the parents or guardians of 120 cadets. In addition, four cadets hold King's cadetships, for which no fees are payable, and I assume that the term "bursary" used by the hon. Member refers to these cadetships.