§ 67. Mr. Parker
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the number of cadets entered at Dartmouth College and through the public-school scheme for the executive, engineering, and paymaster branches, and the number of Royal Marine officer entries in 1936; and also the number of ratings commissioned from the lower deck, under the sub-lieutenant and similar early promotion schemes, in these branches last year?
With the exception of the paymaster branch, the information* e.g., rates, stationery, etc.351 requested is in the reply given to the hon. Member on 25th November. The number of paymaster cadets entered by examination in 1936 was 27. There is no scheme for promotion to commissioned rank from the lower deck in the accountant branch other than through warrant rank.