HC Deb 30 June 1954 vol 529 c1326
2. Mr. Crouch

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he will make arrangements that, under the new arrangements of entry and training to come into force at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, next year which will be parallel to the entry and training of cadets at Sandhurst and Cranwell, parents of naval cadets will no longer be called upon to pay term fees, subject to a means test.

Mr. J. P. L. Thomas

Yes, Sir. No payments will be required from the parents of cadets who enter Dartmouth College under the new system.

Mr. Crouch

Is my right hon. Friend aware that this announcement is very welcome? I feel sure that in many homes a silent "Thank you" will be said to him for making this concession, which gives to the parents of naval cadets the same benefits as are given to the parents of cadets who enter the other Services. This is another example of my right hon. Friend's excellent administration.

Mr. Thomas

I thank my hon. Friend.

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