HC Deb 17 December 1929 vol 233 c1217W
Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that, with the loss of the "Garthpool," there is no ocean- going, square-rigged sailing ship left on the British register; and whether, in view of the acknowledged value of seamanship training in sailing for future officers of the Royal Merchant Navy, he will consider the guarantee of a sufficient sum of money annually to make it possible for at least one large sailing ship to be maintained for the training of cadets combined with service as a cargo carrier?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part, if any definite proposals for a scheme of training, of the kind suggested in the question, are put before me I shall be prepared to examine them in consultation with my right hon. Friend, the President of the Board of Education, but it is not likely that the Government could contribute to the cost.

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