§ Sir B. FALLE
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he will consider the desirability of transferring all boys from the southern counties, who are at present under training at Shotley, to H.M.S. "St. Vincent" when that establishment is opened?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
For the opening of "St. Vincent" arrangements have been made for certain complete classes, with their instructors, to be transferred from "Ganges" to the new establishment. To withdraw boys in varying numbers from all classes in "Ganges" would affect instruction and delay progress. For all future entries the principle that, subject to the exigencies of the Service, boys will be sent to the training establishment1390W nearest to their homes, will apply as hitherto.