§ 33. Mr. Ross Taylor
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he is satisfied that the necessary steps have been taken to ensure that the naval tradition of the Royal Hospital School will not be impaired as a result of the appointment of a civilian head in place of a naval officer; if he can give an assurance that preference in entry will continue to be given to boys who have a seafaring connection; and that, in general, there will be no change in the character of the school.
The answer to the first and second parts of the Question is in the affirmative. As regards the last part, it is hoped to raise the educational standards and widen the curriculum, and thus, incidentally, make the school more useful as a source of supply for the Sea Services.