HC Deb 06 August 1941 vol 373 c1931
20. Mr. Glenvil Hall

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty how many candidates were examined under the Naval Cadet Scholarship Scheme in June last; and whether the examination results are available?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty (Sir Victor Warrender)

The number of candidates for scholarships at the recent Dartmouth entry examination was 344. It is intended that no distinction should be made between cadets entered by scholarships and those entered in the ordinary way. Consequently it will not be possible to publish a separate list of scholarship results. All cadets entered will be shown in one list in alphabetical order. This list will not be available for another week or two after the interviews and medical examinations have been completed. Scholarship candidates whose results in the written examination were such as to preclude any hope of their being in the final list have already been informed of their non-success.

Mr. Hall

Is the Admiralty satisfied that the scheme is working well, and why would it not be possible to show those who have entered under the scheme apart from those who have come in in the ordinary way? Otherwise we cannot tell if it is working properly.

Sir V. Warrender

It is too early yet to pass judgment on the scheme. We are deliberately not differentiating between those who come in under scholarships and those who come in the ordinary way. The Admiralty consider it desirable to treat all Dartmouth cadets alike.