HC Deb 15 March 1939 vol 345 c401
54. Mr. Parker

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he will give the analysis of the numbers provided in Vote A for the Royal Navy under the several classes of officers, men, and boys for this year and the previous year, which figures were given on page 12 of the Navy Estimates for 1938; the naval cadets at Dartmouth and boys under training for the two years, as given on page 11 last year; the numbers and wages for sea service and other services, as given on page 16 last year; and whether he will state why this important information has been omitted from the Estimates this year?

Mr. Shakespeare

It has recently been decided that it is not in the public interest to publish these details. This is the reason for their omission from the Navy Estimates for 1939.