HC Deb 07 December 1938 vol 342 c1170
63. Mr. Parker

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty the number of executive cadets entered, respectively, from preparatory and from public schools and the number of executive officers entered from the Mercantile Marine and the totals from these sources in 1937 and 1938, respectively; the number of commissions as sub-lieutenant awarded to lower-deck candidates in these two years and the totals from each source for the period?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty (Mr. Shakespeare)

As the information involves a table of figures I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the information:

Method of entry, etc. Year 1937. Year 1938 (to date).
Dartmouth* 146 131
Special Entry (Executive) 118 106
Transfers from Royal Naval Reserve. 125 115
Totals 389 352
Promotions to Acting Sub-Lieutenant from lower deck. 13 17
Grand Totals 402 369
*Some of the Dartmouth cadets volunteer be extended for a greatly enlarged air- for engineering.