HC Deb 23 June 1937 vol 325 cc1179-80
27. Sir Robert Young

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty how many stokers have been appointed as midshipmen (E); what qualifying examinations require to be passed by them before such appointments are made; and what percentage of marks was gained by those who passed any necessary examinations?

The First Lord of the Admiralty (Mr. Duff Cooper)

In two instances—one in 1935 and one in 1937—stokers, second class, have been selected for special promotion to midshipman (E) owing to exceptional qualifications. In both cases the rating concerned held such educational certificates that further examination was considered unnecessary.