§ Mr. RENNIE SMITH
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he will give information as to the facilities which at present exist in India for the training of young men for entry into the commissioned ranks of the proposed Indian Navy; and if, in connection with the proposed force the Government of India propose, or have considered any proposal, to institute a naval college in 1477W India to train chosen Indian young men to qualify in naval engineering, naval construction, and allied subjects?
§ Earl WINTERTON
No special facilities at present exist in India for the training of young men for entry into the commissioned ranks of the proposed Indian Navy, but steps are under consideration to assist Indian candidates to qualify themselves for commissions when the Royal Indian Navy is formed. There is no intention of instituting a naval college in India for this purpose, since the expense of such a college would be out of all proportion to the anticipated scale of recruitment.