HC Deb 24 October 1956 vol 558 c640
43. Mr. Mikardo

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty how many science or engineering graduates, or holders of equivalent qualifications, are enrolled in the Royal Navy ; and how many of them are engaged in duties which require the use of their specialised knowledge.

The Civil Lord of the Admiralty (Mr. Simon Wingfield Digby)

On 30th June, there were 212 National Service officers with science or engineering degrees, or equivalent qualifications, serving full time in the engineering and electrical branches. Very few science or engineering graduates enter the Royal Navy by other means, since we normally aim to commission such men and employ them in posts which make good use of their specialised knowledge.