§ Sir J. LEIGH
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty why the coat of the Royal Training College at Dartmouth has increased by over £5,000 for the year 1925-26, whilst the number of naval cadets has only increased by seven?
It will be seen from page 71 of the Navy Estimates that the average number of naval cadets at Dartmouth in 1926-26 is expected to be 50 in excess of those borne in 1924-25. Against the increased cost of £5,879, due to additional numbers, must be set the increase in the contributions by parents or guardians towards the cost of training, amounting, as will be seen from page 76, to £14,700. The net decrease in the cost of the Naval College is therefore £8,821