HC Deb 27 March 1911 vol 23 cc1096-7W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he will state the number of cases of illness at Osborne and Dartmouth during the present and past five terms, showing the relative number of cases among the boys of the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth terms; and will he obtain corresponding statements from three leading public schools?


The preparation of the statistics from the colleges would entail a great deal of labour and difficulty with which the clerical staff at my disposal would be unable to cope. The Admiralty would not consider themselves justified in inviting public schools to undertake a similar task, as the conditions do not correspond.