HC Deb 13 December 1950 vol 482 cc1141-2
41. Commander Noble

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty what training, voluntary or compulsory, is available to officers and ratings on the Reserve of the Women's Royal Naval Service.

The Parliamentary and Financial Secretary to the Admiralty (Mr. James Callaghan)

There is no compulsory training, but voluntary refresher courses for certain specialist officers are now in progress. Further courses will start in January.

Commander Noble

Will the hon. Gentleman pay great attention to the importance of training for these people, especially those in the technical branches?

Mr. Callaghan

Yes, Sir. The courses that are starting in January will, to some extent, be for the technical branches.