asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether any appointments had been made from the November examination of candidates for the Royal Marines; and, if so, whether he would publish the names of the successful candidates, with the marks obtained by them? He said, the list of successful candidates had not been published, although they had been informed privately of their success, and they had had no opportunity of comparing their marks with those obtained by unsuccessful candidates. This had given rise to considerable dissatisfaction, and he therefore begged to ask the question he had placed on the Paper.
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Earl SPENCER)
My Lords, in answer to the question put to me by the noble Earl, I have to say that seven gentlemen from among the candidates in the Sandhurst examination in November have been approved by the Commissioners of the Admiralty for commissions in the Royal Marines, and they will be gazetted immediately. One gentleman, in addition to those above mentioned, has been approved for a Service commission upon the same terms as a Queen's cadet for Sandhurst. The names will be published in The Gazette, and the marks obtained can be learnt from the Civil Service Commissioners or from the Admiralty if necessary. The marks are considered to he a confidential matter, and are not, therefore, generally published.