§ 29. Mr. Day
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether any recruiting organisation for His Majesty's Navy is established in Newfoundland; and, if so, can he state the number of candidates for enlistment on any of His Majesty's ships when visiting St. John's, Newfoundland, and the number accepted?
§ Mr. Shakespeare
Although no recruiting organisation is established in Newfoundland, arrangements are made when possible for desirable recruits to be provisionally examined in one of His Majesty's ships when visiting St. John's. During the present financial year 50 applications have been received, as a result of which nine men have been considered fit for entry, and 11 cases are still under consideration.
Is it not true that over 2,000 men from Canada enlisted in December, 1914, in the British Navy and Mercantile Marine, and that nobody realised it at all?