HC Deb 06 May 1927 vol 205 cc1905-6W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he will state how many of those who have served their apprenticeship under Government auspices are now employed in His

can give any information as to the home production and imports by weight of printing and writing paper in 1913 and 1926, and as to how much of the imports came from Russia and Finland and the Empire in those years?


Particulars of the output in the United Kingdom of printing and writing paper are not available for the years 1913 and 1926.

The following statement gives the particulars asked for in respect of 1912 and 1924, for which years particulars of output have recently been published

Majesty's Dockyard, Devonport; how many of such apprentices have been discharged on the ground that their services are no longer required during each of the last five years; and whether he will give similar figures for those who have served their apprenticeship outside the dockyard?

Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM

To obtain the figures asked for in the first and last parts of the question would necessitate an expenditure of labour which I do not think would be justified. The answer to the second part of the question is: 382 in 1922; 130 in 1923; 19 in 1924; 13 in 1925; 48 in 1926.