§ 1. Mr. Hayman
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty how many candidates were successful in the third competition for Royal naval scholarships; and how many came from county secondary schools, direct grant grammar schools, and public schools, respectively.
§ The Parliamentary and Financial Secretary to the Admiralty (Mr. George Ward)
Thirty-two candidates were successful, of whom five came from maintained grammar schools, three from direct grant grammar schools, nineteen from independent schools and five from nautical schools.
§ Mr. Hayman
Is the Minister aware that most of these selected candidates come from fee-paying boarding schools? Is the selection by interview only, and if so, will the hon. Gentleman not ask the Admiralty to be honest about the matter and advise the non-paying grammar schools that they had better end the farce of submitting candidates?