HC Deb 20 February 1924 vol 169 cc1793-4W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether facilities will be given for the promotion of promising boy writers, Royal Navy, to the rank of paymaster cadet, as is done in the case of artificer and electrical apprentices?


There are at present no boy writers in the Navy. A scheme has recently been established under which a limited number of boys from Greenwich Hospital School will be sent periodically to the Boys' Training Establishment at Shotley for entry as boy writers. The scheme makes no provision for the promotion of boy writers to paymaster cadet and there is no intention of extending it in this direction.